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Stamps aren’t just for Christmas! Stretch your supplies into the new year

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas despite never-ending pandemic. I’ve got a quick post today showing you that stamps aren’t just for Christmas! Haha, see the pun I did there! Well, today I’ve got a fun card that uses the Hero Arts Cozy Town stamp set, originally a stamp set created for Christmas cards. With a few simple techniques, you can switch up and stretch your Christmas stamps to create cards all year round! So let’s get started!

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Stamps aren't just for Christmas!

Stamps aren't just for Christmas: Creating the repeating pattern

Start off by stamping a selection of the buildings from the Hero Arts Cozy Town stamp set in alcohol friendly ink onto white card. I’ve used Altenew Permanent Crisp Black Ink for this card. Now I’m going to use Copic markers on this card, however, if you don’t have alcohol markers you can use any colouring medium you prefer, pencils, watercolours etc. 

For a patterned panel like this, I find it easiest to place my panel over some fun foam and then repeatedly stamp the buildings with acrylic blocks, already loaded up with the stamps making it much faster. This is a much quicker and easier method than using you Misti and keep moving the stamps around.  In addition, stamp a selection of the trees next to and in between the buildings. 

Stamps aren't just for Christmas: adding a fresh colour palette

To create a fresh look to the card, keep the building walls white and only add a touch of shading with a very light grey marker. The blue and red shades used contrast well against the white to add to the freshness of the card, I alternated the colours between the roof and windows/doors on each building. (Copic marker colours used at the end of the post)

To add colour to the trees, I used the dot method by adding small dots of colour over the stamped designs. I started with my lightest green and adding varying darker shades over the top as you moved in towards the trees. After mounting the stamped panel onto a card base, I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Altenew Ditsy Print stamp set to finish the card off. 

Copic Marker Colours:

  • Blues: B32, B16, B18
  • Reds: R22, R14, R24
  • Greens: YG03, GO5, GO7
  • Greys:COO, CO2

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Ditsy Print Stamp - Altenew
Ditsy Print Stamp – Altenew
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Cozy Town - Hero Arts
Cozy Town – Hero Arts
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Permanent Black - Altenew Crisp Ink
Permanent Black – Altenew Crisp Ink
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Powder Tool Aplicator - EK Success
Powder Tool Aplicator – EK Success
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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