I'm so excited to be able to participate in the JustRite Blog Hop today! I absolutely love this new and fabulous A Merry Little Christmas Borders and Centers stamp set!
Be sure to check out all the new JustRite stamp releases! They are to die for! Get a jump on your holiday cards and projects right now. Can you imagine having your projects done before the rush of the holiday season? That sounds so fabulous to me.
I decided to create an altered Holiday Album and use every single stamp in the set! I tried to incorporate several stamping techniques that are great to use with these stamps. There really are endless ways to use these stamps over and over again to make gorgeous holiday creations.
This mini album is fairly thick as you can see. I used jump rings to bind the album together, then added some ribbon to soften the look of the metal rings. All of the pages, as well as the die cuts you see throughout the mini album are Spellbinders die templates.
I love the look of these christmas stamps on white card stock, when they are colored with Copic Markers. You can color in the stamped image or just blend 2 colors over the entire area. The great thing about the Merry Little Christmas Borders and Centers stamp set is how easy it is to mix and match the centers and borders. There are so many combinations!
I like to use die cut card stock as background layers for my JustRite Stamps. Placing the "Happy Holidays" stamped image under a watch face crystal adds shine and dimension. You could also fill part of the crystal with glitter or a small amount of beads for more of a shaker box idea. I also decided to let the mistletoe stamped image, fall off the page a bit so that it peeks out of the mini album when it's closed. Since it shows on the next page, it is backed with yet another stamped image.
On the left hand page I used the border stamp separate from the center stamp. I also used a button with bling to back the santa hat stamp, and add dimension and interest. The right hand page was created by using die cuts to create a window. I stamped on a piece of acetate, and used this to back the scalloped circle opening in the diecut to create a window. Make sure you use Staz On or other solvent ink when stamping on acetate. Pop dots help give the window dimension and lift.
I love to use stamps to create a custom background. I used white card stock and layered the stamp in 4 different colors of fluid chalk ink. Then I used the same stamp, inked it with a black solvent ink, and stamped directly onto the large green button! I also used red solvent ink to stamp on the large white button. You can use solvent ink to stamp on any non-porous surface.
These gorgeous stamps are perfect for using with embossing powder. I used silver super fine embossing powder for the new year stamp. The last page of the album is very 3 dimensional. The bottom layer is a curled book with the picture and stamped snowflake popping off the page with dimensional pop dots. Stamping on metal is another fun idea for these stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I used the entire Merry Little Christmas borders and centers stamp set!
If you have any questions about techniques or supplies, feel free to email me.
Don't forget to check out all the blogs in the Blog Hop today! You're sure to find some amazing works of art!