Champagne wishes

One large stamp can bring a card together quickly. In my 60-card project for the holidays, easy-to-assemble designs improved productivity.

The black cardstock on this card offsets the sparkle and shine of the metallic and pearlescent papers, glittery ribbon and platinum snowflake.

I have several metallic inks, and my experience has been that they tend to smear easily, so allow extra drying time and care. (I do not have any StazOn metallic inks, and I wonder if this is an issue with those. The method of those ink pads and the price have kept me from trying them out.)

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Here’s how to make it:

Stamp a large snowflake image (I used outline-brush snowflake by Josephine Kimberling for Impress Rubber Stamps. The image is 4 inches wide.) in metallic champagne ink (I used Brilliance in platinum planet) onto black cardstock.

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Trim the cardstock to 4 1/4 inches square. Cut a piece of champagne pearlescent cardstock (mine’s from the Coredinations Cardmaker Series Pearls collection in silver pearl), and adhere the black piece, centered, to this piece. Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of champagne metallic textured cardstock (such as from The Metallic Stack by Die Cuts With a View), and adhere the pearlescent paper, centered, to the card’s front.

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Adhere a piece of bronze glitter ribbon (I used American Crafts glitter ribbon in chestnut), that is 5/8 of an inch high, horizontally across the middle of the card’s front. Trim any excess from the edges, if necessary.

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Stamp a 1 1/2-inch-wide “HOLIDAY Greetings” sentiment (my stamp is by Savvy Stamps) in black ink (I used Versafine in onyx black) to another piece of the champagne pearlescent cardstock.

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Trim this piece to 2 1/4 inches by 5/8 of an inch and adhere it, centered, over the ribbon.

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