… and not dripping with snow! I’ve wanted to use this set for a more springtime feel, and here is the result. Notice that the front panel only has Texturz embossing on part of it? Mostly it’s a matter of positioning the card front correctly on the plate. Using a scrap of card stock as a mask is also useful, as is blue painter’s tape to make sure everything doesn’t shift in the Big Shot.
The hinge effect on this card is created by creating a second score 1″ from the first one, on the reverse (inside) of the card front. I adhered the hinge before punching and tying the ribbon, but that’s optional.
The postage stamp template is found HERE. I made a mask from a piece of acetate, tracing the inside of one of the stamps with a fine-tip Sharpie and ruler and cutting it out the inside. The mask keeps the stamping and sponging inside the postage stamp area (this is actually called a reverse mask, because you’re protecting the outside, not the inside, as usual). If you’re a camper with me, we’ll do something with the Faux Postage technique before too long. I never get tired of it!
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue
Paper: Bordering Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Other: Big Shot and SU! Backgrounds I Texturz plate (Small Dots), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Sponge, Word Window Punch, Satin Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla), postage edge scissors