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A christmas present greeting card

My lovelies!

 

Thinking of Christmas cards I always want to send cards the recipient will cherish and keep forever. That’s why I love the new Snow Globe stamp by IndigoBlu, which is like a dream come true. I can create frames and windows for photos which my friends and family can display as a reminder even when the holidays are long gone.

 

The supplies you need are a blank card of your choice, sturdy plastic, a Jet Black StazOn stamp pad, English Cottage Artists Acrylic paint (I used Pantry White) in the colour of your choice, a brush, your favourite family photo and the Snow Globe stamp.

 

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On a piece of scrap plastic stamp the globe once and use this for alignment on the precut card. Measure a piece of plastic in the same size as your blank card. Score and fold the plastic card, open it for stamping. Align the globe to match a space where your faces will appear.

Cut and glue the photo to the card. On the back of the stamped front of your plastic card you have to use the paint to create a frame. Leave all areas you want to see your faces in. Let dry the paint thoroughly, preferably over night.

 

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In my sample I was a bit impatient and put together the card before the paint was completely set. But after I thought my photo was ruined, I realized I like it even more! The paint that came off randomly onto the photo created an interesting aged effect. (check the image below for the ‘aged’ photo) Funny, right? This accident turned into a success! I hope I can repeat the same accident 20 times, for all my family members.

 

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To finish the card just put everything together and ‘wrap’ your little Christmas gift with a pretty ribbon. Before you close the card add your text on the inside, and with some permanent markers add an individual text or greeting on the front of the card. Handwriting doesn’t have to scare you! With your IndigoBlu Easy Peasy Stamp Cleaner you can wipe off any mistake you may write.

Now your card is ready for shipping. After giving a warm Christmas cheer, the photo can be framed by Moms and Grans and serve as part of the family gallery.

 

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I hope you like the idea.

Baerbel

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2 Comments on A christmas present greeting card

  1. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS Baerbel!!! What a clever way to use the globe. Jenny x

    Jenny Marples | August 26, 2015 at 11:36 am () ()
  2. Fabulours Baerbal, really Nostalgic

    Steven Macari | August 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm () ()