Hello Friends! Emily here (@popsofpaper) using the Woodcut Floral background stamp to create a three-piece stationery ensemble. I love it when I find a stamp that I can stretch in many different ways. The Woodcut Floral stamp set not only has a beautiful 6x6 stamp that is perfect for backgrounds, it’s also great for envelope liners. The stand-alone images that come in the set not only create beautiful floral designs on your cards, you can also transform them into beautiful winter snowflakes. Combine these elements together, and you have a pretty winter stationery set.
Creating the Winter Wonderland Card:
I stamped all the images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold, silver and white embossing powders directly to a light purple card panel. When I’m doing this type of stamping, I always start with stamping and heat embossing the largest image (starting in the center and working my way up and down the edge of the card panel) and then progressively adding smaller images to fill in the empty space. Heat Embossing the different colors as I stamp. For a little extra dimension, I stamped and heat embossed additional gold images to white card stock, fussy cut and adhered them to the center of my snowflakes. For a little extra sparkle, I added some drops of Diamond Stickles and a gold gem to the middle of the largest snowflake and some itty bitty star embellishments. To complete the card, I added a gold heat embossed Warm Winter Wishes sentiment strip from the Season’s Greetings Stamp Set.
Creating the Purple Embossed Envelope Liner:
I heat embossed the background stamp with a pale purple glitter embossing powder to a nice piece of white text weight paper. After heat embossing, I used a liner template to trace and cut the liner to size.
Tip: When adhering an envelope liner, first insert the liner into the envelope without any adhesive. Then fold the envelope with the liner in place. After you have your crease, adhere just the top of the envelope liner to the top of the envelope. Then fold again and use a bone folder to sharpen the crease on your envelope. By not adhering to the bottom of the liner, you get a little extra flexibility when you go to insert and seal your card
Creating the Envelope Seal:
I have a ton of extra White Avery Removable Label Sheets that I use for masking that also work great for envelope seals. The adhesive is sticky enough to stay put but easy to remove when opening the envelope. To create the envelope seal, I stamped one of the pretty floral-snowflakes to the white avery removable label with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed the image with the same embossing powder to match the envelope liner. Then I used my trusty circle hole punches to create a layered seal using silver foil paper and the embossed purple image.
So there we are friends, a pretty winter stationery set using the Woodcut Floral Stamp Set. I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways.
Big Paper Hugs!