A Winter Scene Tutorial with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

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It’s time for a tutorial using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  I’ve been wanting to create a basic winter background for cards now that colder weather is appearing in the forecast!  I’m sure there are many ways to create such a background, but I’m always looking for the simplest, least time consuming method!  (*wink*)  This is what I came up with:

Basic Supplies:
Complementing Die - PPRS-D005 Cardinals (Not Included)
  • Prickley Pear Cardinals Clear Set
  • Memento Inks (Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, London Fog)
  • a piece of paper to use for masking
  • ink sponges
  • white cardstock
  • shimmer spray (I used white Heidi Swapp Color Shine)
  • simple embellishments (gemstones, etc.)
  • foam dots
1.  Begin by cutting a white card base to 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches and folding it in half.  Then, cut a piece of the same cardstock to 3.25 inches x 4.5 inches to use as your main panel.
2.  After tearing your piece of paper to easily fit the 4.5 inch horizontal length of the main panel, sponge blue ink over the sky portion.

3.  Keeping the paper mask in the same place, sponge grey ink over the blue.

4.  Next, spray the sponged area with a white, shimmery spray until the area is fairly evenly covered.

5.  Remove the mask and, after the ink has dried completely, stamp your main image/s & sentiment and add any desired embellishments.

6.  Attach the main panel to the cardbase using foam dots.

Just think of all the holiday & winter themed cards you can use this kind of background for!  I was going through some of the images in the store and these would be perfect as main images:

That’s just naming a few!  You’ll want to go take a look at all the wonderful holiday images in the store!

Enjoy your weekend & happy stamping!
Melissa