It was really, really nice not to do this first thing in the morning. Tim's Tag today was all about how you can make multiple multi-color stamp images using Cut-N-Dry Felt. That's such a great idea, especially if you have Cut-N-Dry Felt. Or, if you don't care if the colors bleed into each other, you can use cleaning wipes. I went with the wipes because they're much cheaper and already live in my studio.
First lay out your craft mat that nothing sticks to, and I like to lay out some painters tape so I can make sure the stamp is positioned the same way every time. Then I put down four layers of wipes and stamped onto it with black StazOn. THEN I added drops of ink to the wipes so it was saturated all over with the colors I wanted. This makes a temporary personal multi-color ink pad.
Here are my first three copies. So much fun I made 21 identical copies. One for the tag and 20 for some quick Christmas cards.
But Tim also had a bonus technique today where you could use the same technique to do snowflake background cards. I loved this idea, but, of course, I tweaked it just a bit.
I stamped multi-color snowflakes, then ran it through the with a snowflake Cuttlebug folder. I brayered VersaMark over the raised areas and added some clear sparkly embossing powder. Then I sponged a little ink on the edges.
So here it is all together. The red berries are actually some red beads I sewed on. If you haven't yet made a "bow" with a brad, check out this technique, which is maybe the best thing I learned all fall. I don't know who originally came up with it, but kudos!
Above is the card that I'm making 20 of. It's a little simpler than the Tim Tag and uses nail head stickers for berries instead of beads.