We welcome our friend Galina Flippenko to the blog. We’re a big fan of Galina’s work and we know you’ll love her style as much as we do.
Galina with you today. I want to share with you a couple of one layered festive cards. I was playing with two different color combos, but I used the same stamp set Essentials by Ellen, Holiday Sprigs to create the card backgrounds.
I stamped the card backgrounds only with one poinsettia stamp from Essentials by Ellen, Holiday Sprigs. I stamped on a white A2 smooth cardstock with 5 different shades of one color. I started from the centre with my “middle” color. Stamping in this way will make the layering easier.
I stamped on a silicon mat – Mini Stencil Mat by Waffle Flower Tools to get nice and crisp images.
To create the ombre effect you will need to use at least 3 shades of one ink color. If you don’t have a lot of ink colors in your stash, try to restamp images with the same color to create a darker shade.
Also, I overlapped and rotated some of the images to add more interest to the card background.
I made the card background a little bit smaller than my red A2 card base, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the biggest die from Additional A2 Layers by Waffle Flower.
This time I stamped the bold big sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set on a piece of vellum using Stazon black ink, it dries permanently and will stay on vellum forever. I cut out a gold square frame from a gold cardstock using two dies from Nesting Squares, Waffle Flower Dies. I adhered the frame with the vellum on the card background using a small amount of liquid glue from Tombow.
Below the frame I stamped the additional sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped it with black Versafine ink.
I finished the card by adding clear crystals.
Thanks for stopping by!
To see more of Galina’s wonderful designs, you can find her on instagram at @galachko