Technique Time: Trio of Easy Techniques

With the holidays quickly approaching, we are all short on time, so this week's project shares three really quick and easy techniques – perfect for mass production of holiday cards.

Stampin' Up Supply List

  • Stamps: Home for the Holidays (W118736/C120597)
  • Ink: Early Espresso (119670) Classic Ink
  • Paper: Always Artichoke Cardstock (105119), Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (120810)
  • Accessories: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Basic Pearls (119247), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854)
  • Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting System (113439), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902), Sponge Daubers (102892), Sanding Block (103301)

Cardstock Dimensions for this Project

  • Always Artichoke
    • 8.5 x 5.5 for card base
  • Designer Series Paper
    • 4 x 5.25 for card front

Technique #1: Sanded Embossing

  1. Emboss Designer Series Paper with the Big Shot and then sand to reveal the white core.

Technique #2: Stamp on Designer Series Paper

  1. Stamp images on Designer Series Paper

Technique #3: Add Shimmer Paint

  1. Using sponge dauber, sponge shimmer paint over the entire surface of the paper for shimmery fun.

Finishing Touches

  1. Take card base and fold in half.
  2. Take designer series paper and emboss with Big Shot.
  3. Sand to reveal snowflakes.
  4. Stamp image in bottom right hand corner.
  5. Sponge Shimmer Paint over surface of card. Set aside to dry.
  6. Attach to cardbase with SNAIL and top off with Basic Pearls.

Simple techniques are the perfect way to save some time and get projects done! Combine a few for a unique look.

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