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.
Doesn’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.
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