But then came the dilemma, do I buy Wood Mount for $20 or Clear mount for $15? I usually choose Wood for Background stamps, but that is $5 more, Wood always seems to give the best image, especially if you ink the stamp and then press the card stock from the top. This got me thinking......why not do the same with Clear mount.....but do not mount the stamp. Keep the stamp in the case(it sticks to the case like a champ!!) ink the stamp and press the card stock from the top! I used my Clear Block H to press and drag across the card stock. Here is a visual....
And here is my first card.......
Then I added the Presents and Pine cones Washi tape, then embossed with the Pine Bough embossing folder. This is very subtle, not quite what I expected, but I'll take it! I then used the Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines Bundle to stamp and cut Pine Cones, Boughs and a Bow. The Pine cones were stamped in Early Expresso on Tip Top Taupe and cut, then sponged with Early Expresso. Boughs are Emerald Envy. Cherry Cobbler Bow and some Linen Thread. Lots of Big Shot cutting, but I actually lined up all the paper and cut them all at the same time!!
Love this Woodsy Winter card and all your Sentiments are in the Background!! More versions coming.......
Merry Medley 142148 Wood $20.00, 142152 Clear $15.00
Christmas Pines stamps and Pretty Pines Thinlits Bundle 143496 $54.75
Presents and Pine Cones Washi Tape 141988 $8.00
Pine Bough Embossing folder 141831 $7.50
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