Two for the price of One!

Today I sat down to create some cards using the glitter ornaments I coloured earlier this week. Using a transfer technique I was also able to use the negative or leftover part of the outline stickers, resulting in what I think is just as good as the coloured ornaments themselves.

To start with I used a sponge brayer to create the backgrounds for the four cards. I did two in Watermelon Wonder, one in Emerald Envy and one in Dapper Denim. All very simple, no blending of multiple colours of anything like that.

The ornaments I had previously coloured were already cut out and ready to go. I just attached them to the card fronts and added some ribbon, and then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment.

In order to get the negative part of the stickers, I used some transfer paper. It would be near impossible to peel off by hand these sticker parts and then arrange them correctly without losing the shape. To use the transfer paper you peel off the backing and press it down on the sticker parts you want to transfer. You then carefully peel it up and stick it down on the card front in the position you want it. You need to press quite firmly and peel it back slowly and gently. On some finer details you might need to go back and forth a few times. This YouTube gives a really good demo on how to do this. And the good thing is that you can use the transfer paper again and again.

Once the stickers were down I just stamped the same sentiment and then attached all four card fronts to the front of a standard sized black card.

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