Plastic Wrap Christmas

Plastic Wrap Christmas

I’ve been revisiting several old stamping techniques – first the Never Ending Card and now the Plastic Wrap Technique. This one is really fun – and super easy. (By the way – here’s the link to the instructions for my 5″ x 5″ Never Ending Card.)

Here’s my plastic wrap card.

Stampin' Up!, Timeless TidingsDoesn’t that look like ice on your windshield in the winter morning? I love the Plastic Wrap Technique. Most importantly, you don’t need to buy anything special. I mean, we all have plastic wrap in our kitchens, right?

To make the background on this card, simple tear about a 3-4″ piece of plastic wrap from your container, then scrunch it up. Pounce it over the stamp pad, then pounce it on your cardstock. That’s it. So easy!

I used Balmy Blue Classic Ink first, then Night of Navy. I wanted a little frost, so I pounced again using Smoky Slate. Then I had a grand idea – use the Frost White Shimmer Paint from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. I dipped a little of the plastic wrap into the lid of the shimmer paint then pounced over the card. So gorgeous! You can’t see it in the photo, but there’s a lot of shimmer.

After the Shimmer Paint dried, I die-cut Merry from Night of Navy Cardstock using the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies. Then I stamped Christmas on Whisper White Cardsotck in Night of Navy Ink using the Merry Christmas stamp in the Timeless Tidings Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog. I used cellophane tape to cover merry on the stamp. Then I inked the stamp, removed the tape, and stamped onto the cardstock.

I used the larger label die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies to die-cut the sentiment, then added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Merry die-cut was added with rolled up Mini Glue Dots. These gave a little dimension but still stayed hidden under the die-cut.

After I finished pouncing and stamping, I adhered the Whisper White layer to a Night of Navy card base. Inside is another Whisper White layer with a few Beautiful Blizzard snowflakes and a sentiment in Night of Navy. I love those blues for Christmas, don’t you?

If you have a minute, please send some prayers and/or positive thoughts out for my dog Max. I think he may have ruptured a blood vessel in his eye. He’s so pitiful right now. He’s on five different medications (which he hates, but he’s getting better at taking them) and has to wear a cone. He finally figured out how to sleep with it, though, so that’s good! It’s so hard when your pets are sick, because you can’t explain what’s happening.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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8 Responses to Plastic Wrap Christmas

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Sending prayers for Max! Hopefully better each day!
    Love love the card!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Peggy! He’s much less docile today and we got him to eat! He hates the cone (I don’t blame him), but at least it’s clear so he can see.through it. Your prayers are very welcome!!


  2. Jackie says:

    Oh I love the plastic wrap technique. Used it for convention swaps years ago. This is beautiful Buffy and such a nice idea for a Christmas card!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jackie! It is a fun one! When I cleaned out my craft room, I discarded tons of pages of techniques. Most were for products we no longer had, but now some are back. I could kick myself! I like using plastic wrap better than baby wipes because you don’t get foreign substances in the ink pad.


  3. debsmart says:

    Oh, I’m definitely copying this technique, Buffy. I love the effect, and the icy blues are my favourite. Poor Max – I hope he’s doing better, and that he recovers quickly. Sending him hugs & scritches!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Deborah! It’s a fun technique, and impossible to mess up. You just add more! Max is doing better. His eye is still red, but he’s eating, learning to live with his “Cone of Shame,” and is more active. (Too active, actually. He’s supposed to stay calm, but that’s not in his nature. At all.) He appreciates your hugs and scritches!

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  4. Susan Horr says:

    I am sorry to hear about Max. It is so sad when they don’t feel well. Love this technique!

    Liked by 1 person

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