This week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge is to create a project using a multi-stamp background technique. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to play with my PTI Holiday Lights stamp set. I began by cutting rustic white cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11" (scored at 5 1/2"), rounding the bottom corners, and inking around the edges. I then stamped three strings of lights and added coordinating bulbs in green and red. Next I took the snowflake from PTI's Background Basics: Christmas and stamped it randomly across the card. To give a little sparkle, I added a gem to the center of each snowflake.
Finally, I cut a red banner shape and stamped "MERRY & bright" from the 2009 Holiday Tags Collection stamp set with Versamark Ink. Some silver embossing powder added to the sparkle of my card.
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)
Rustic White & Pure Poppy Cardstock
"Build a Banner" Die
"Holiday Lights," "Background Basics: Christmas," & "2009 Holiday Tags Collection" Stamp Sets
True Black, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Spring Rain, & Chamomile Ink
Silver Filigree Embossing Powder