I made this card for a birthday (for someone who loves green!). This was inspired by my team mate Hilda Ryese.
I love that the set has a "distinktive" look. That means the rubber stamp is created in such a way that you get a photographic look, or in this case the leaves come up in what looks like different shades.
Here's the stamp set and the matching punch. If you buy them together you save 10%.
If you're making a lot of these cards, I'd do this with the stamparatus, the stamp positioning tool. This tool has 2 "plates". You would attach the leaf stamp to one plate, the tree truck to the other side of this plate, and then the 2 decorative stamps to the 2 slides of the second plate. Think of your plates as "big blocks".
This border is great to create with your stamparatus. Can you see the hinges on the sides of the plate? These are 1" apart and you simply lift the plate up, go down one hinge and then you are on your way to making a border. Here's a short 3 min video to show you how to use this super tool! Jessica calls it "hinge step stamping".
Ok back to the card. The base layer (with the hinge step stamping) for the border (cut 5 1/4 x 4). Stamp the border. Now near-ish one side of this Mint Macaron cardstock, stamp the greeting with versa mark, and then cover with the white embossing powder. Heat this with a heat-tool. Punch out with the matching punch. Now punch it out. You'll cover this hole with the top of the card (cut 4 3/4 x 3 1/4).
Stamp your tree. wrap about 6" of matching Mint Macaron ribbon around the white card stock, secure to the back with scotch tape. Tie a piece of ribbon in a knot on the front (it's a fake bow). Now attach your punch piece to the front with dimensions.
It took longer to type instructions that it did to make this fun card!
Don't forget to decorate your envelopes - I took a piece of designer paper 2 1/2 x 6 and attached it to the flap and trimmed the edge. Quick and easy but gives it a pop! I used the Garden Lane paper
Really - there is matching paper for the mosaic set - but this paper also including a print with Mint Macaron so I chose this set.
I really do love this Mosaic paper, it has a fun shiny coating on it and I used this paper without the stamps to make a bunch of spring cards.
In the spring cards post I show you how you might use the designer paper to decorate the front of your envelope.
And finally back to the card... the reason this card works so well, is color coordination. Matching ink, paper and ribbon make the card pretty, professional and very easy to make. It's calm on the eye and coordinating products make crafting easy.
Hope you liked this post - I know it was long but I hope the review of the stamparatus was useful! I sell all of these products in my online store. My customers get thank you notes and a gift each month, so thank you for considering shopping with me.
Happy stamping MaryKate
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