Hey, glad you’re joining me today! This card was inspired by Kristie Goulet, an amazing cardmaker, and a Dream Team member at StampNation. If you’ve never seen her cards, you’ll enjoy them. They’re always simple – and striking!
I saw a card she made a couple months ago, with rotational stamping. I’ve seen the technique before, but it usually involves finding the center of your paper, drawing lines, stamping carefully . . . and I just kept putting it off because it seemed like more work than I wanted to do for a simple card.
But then, I discovered templates for the MISTI – where have these been my whole life? There are four templates, and videos to show you how to use them. This makes the process so easy, I couldn’t wait to get started!
I’m using the octagon template today, and I fitted it into the bottom right corner of my stamp positioner. Next I laid my snowflake stamp on the template, and positioned the end of the stamp in the center. This stamp is from Inkadinkado, but use whatever stamps you have. I closed the door of my stamp positioner, and it picked up the stamp.
I die cut a panel of watercolor paper with the Rectangle Stitched Dies from Simon Says stamp. Then I adhered it temporarily to the template with tape runner.
I double stamped my snowflakes with Festive Berries Distress Ink. Next I rotated the template, and cleaned the stamp so I could add the next color. I stamped with Abandoned Coral, followed by Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. Make sure to clean the stamp each time you switch colors. And as you turn the template, you build your design, with no measuring or guides to follow. I love this technique!
The rest of the colors I used were Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet. I enjoyed this so much, I made a second version, using just Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. You could also stamp the whole thing in one color.
There was a circle in the middle where all the colors touched, and I wanted to cover it up. So I stamped a sentiment on a scrap of cardstock, and heat embossed it. Then I added it to the panel with foam tape. I wrapped a piece of black twine around the panel and tied a bow, then attached the panel to the card base with more foam tape. I trimmed the end of the paper into a banner, like I did here. A few gems added a little bling to the card.
I stamped this sentiment on piece of cardstock with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. Then I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock a little bit larger, and attached the mat with tape runner. I added both pieces to the panel with foam tape, and added a little shine with adhesive gems.
Are you done with your Christmas cards yet, or are you just getting started? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon!