I just love this background stamp in the Holiday mini, Christmas Collage. So much stuff you can do with this stamp. It isn't just a background stamp! For example, in this card, I would call it the main image.
I used the circle area in the stamp to spotlight an image from another set, Welcome Christmas. Love the images from this set too - reminds me of childhood! This card was inspired by the combination of genesis's and ponygirl40's work on SCS.
I loaded the collage stamp with Versamark and Chocolate Chip ink, stamped, and clear embossed. I then sponged with Always Artichoke and More Mustard ink, spritzed with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, and distressed the edges. The highlighted image and sentiment were embossed in gold on DSP. You can click on the image to see it more magnified and check out the details.
Stamps: Christmas Collage, Welcome Christmas, Snow Swirled; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP; Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Gold embossing powder, Sponges, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Cherry Cobbler seam binding.
The above card ties in with the Vintage Christmas card bundle, part of the ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday promotion, running through December 16. Purchase both the Bells & Boughs stamp set and Deck the Halls designer series paper for 20% off, $19.92 clear-mount or $23.92 wood-mount.
The Deck the Halls paper is my favorite!! Here is a sample card made with the promo bundle.
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