Beautify – Video

Today I have a second Christmas card featuring new rubber cling stamps from the Penny Black ‘Keeping Spirits Bright’ release. This one, ‘Beautify‘ is a garland shape but instead of stamping it across the card from side to side I have used it to create festive foliage hanging down. I love being able to use my stamps in multiple ways, sometimes the changes are through colour but other times I use part of a stamp or repeat impressions with a stamp.

I filmed my process while creating this card so you can see the step-by-step in the video below. As the foliage is all quite small I used distress markers for the inking then blended some leaves after stamping. I upgraded the berries from distress ink to pearlescent paint to give them more prominence and a little shine.

I’m sure you will see this stamp again perhaps positioned in a more traditional garland orientation. Looking at this stamp makes me want to make my own fresh garlands but I’m not sure that’s going to happen. Have you made a fresh garland or wreath? Did it have a high fiddliness factor? I even borrowed a book from the library with the how-to.

Although I have not made any fresh wreaths yet I have been designing, stamping and painting wreaths for my new online card class. It is nearly ready to share so stay tuned for all the details.


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4 Comments on “Beautify – Video”

  1. Pat says:

    Thank you for sharing your ‘how to’ with us Heather, and the colours are absolutely beautiful..I especially love the Speckled Egg DI, and the white strip across the top is the perfect place for the lovely sentiment. A gorgeous new PB stamp and one we will see again I’m sure. x

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    I always enjoy watching your videos Heather because I learn such a lot. This one, and the resulting card, is terrific. You have so much patience. I think the way you have used the garland stamp is brilliant and it adds movement to the image that the garland used in the normal way would not have done; that would have been static. However I can almost see a breeze stirring the foliage as you have used it. It is a beautiful card.( I like Speckled Egg too.)

  3. Lois DeRoo says:

    So beautiful! TFS

  4. patricia rowe says:

    Simple yet so elegant. This has loads of beauty in it. Thank you, Heather.
    we appreciate your tutorials. I know how hard they are to write.. or even a pain in the neck. but, you certainly have it down.

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