This year’s set of Christmas Inchies stamps was SUPER popular and today’s sweet card from Annie is a PERFECT inspiration to keep using them throughout the entire winter season. Annie says it perfectly – “I love getting more use out of my Christmas stamp sets and dies by creating winter-themed birthday, hello, and love cards. These adorable Christmas Inchies were too cute to put away until next year!” We agree!
Let’s see how Annie made this card so YOU can make your own version using this and other “Christmas stamps” you have on hand.
First, Annie made her background panel from kraft colored card stock. She stamped the pine boughs and cones from our Winter Wonderland stamp set with Caramel Color Fuse Ink all around the edges and cut it out with the largest die from the Nested Deckle Rectangles set. PRO TIP: adding an edge like this deckle to your layers creates some visual “movement” making even a simple layer really stand out.
Next, she cut white and white shimmer card stock with the largest of the Nested Oval Small Stitch set and then cut the shimmer oval in half using the Stitched Hills die. Save the other half for a second card!
She stamped the greeting – note that it’s perfect for any WINTER card! – on the white oval in Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder. She created that pretty winter sky by very softly blending Arctic, Sky and Rose Color Fuse over the whole piece.
Now Annie stamped the images from the Christmas Inchies stamp set onto white card stock with alcohol-friendly black ink and colored them with her Copic markers, cutting them out with the coordinating dies when done.
Now she put it all together! She added her piney panel to her card base using foam tape to get that lovely shadow around the edges. She added her white shimmer snowy hill over the oval and added the whole piece to her card with more foam tape. All that was left was to arrange her little inchie friends and when she was happy with the layout, added them with varying thicknesses of adhesive for even more depth.
Are you rethinking your Christmas stash? It’s not too late to get these from our store to make your own winter cards with these cute Christmas inchies stamps! Here are all the goodies Annie used today so stick ’em in your cart!
We hope this has made you rethink ALL your Christmas stamps – Christmas inchies stamps, Christmas background stamps, even some Christmas greeting stamps can be cut up or selectively inked for loads of winter use!