The products in this bundle pair perfectly together! I love that you can use the A2 background stamp on its own or pair it with the coordinating layering stencil to step up your backgrounds!
I wanted to create a traditional colored Christmas card on kraft cardstock, so I used a cheat to make sure my inks would stand out against the darker background. I lined up my cardstock piece with the Ornamental Pines rubber stamp and stamped first with white pigment ink and then with a green ink. The white pigment ink helps the colored ink look more vibrant. I layered some brown ink at the bottom of each stamped tree for a bit of dimension as well.
I wanted to add something to my background to help fill in the space between the trees, so I spattered on some red shimmer watercolor all over my panel and heat set the watercolor along with the inks so that my panel was completely dry.
I sprayed the back of the Ornamental Pines Coordinating Stencil with Pixie Spray and temporarily adhered it to my background. I used a Stencil Pal and spread Deco Foil Transfer Gel DUO over the stencil and set the panel aside to dry. It's completely dry once the DUO Gel turns clear and is only slightly tacky. I used the new Gold Glitter Deco Foil Transfer Foil by Unity and cut a piece slightly larger than my background and placed it face up onto the DUO Gel and ran it through my die cutting machine. I am in LOVE with this foil! Simply Gorgeous!
I die cut the word "merry" nine times from white cardstock using the Ornamental Pines Coordinating Dies and adhered three words together with an iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive Pen so that the dainty sentiments would have dimension and adhered them in a column down the center of my card. That's it! I hope you love the Ornamental Pines Bundle as much as I do! It's gorgeous and a FABULOUS way to mass produce some incredible cards this Holiday season!