Happy September! Today, I am going to show you a “sneak peek” of the Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Forest background stamp! When first seeing the stamp, I immediately thought of winter and holidays, which is what I am focusing on, today. But, the versatility of Fragrant Forest lends it to being used for just about any other occasion, including a masculine and sympathy card.
Fragrant forest stamping ideas
Below, are three cards, each with a very different look depending on what I used to stamp the image. Overall, the cards are fairly monochromatic. All are greens or variations, thereof, with white. The card bases were 4 1/4″ x 11′ scored at 5 1/2.” Two cards are simply layered, while the third adds a dry embossed frame. Each layer was cut one-quarter inch smaller than the previous layer.
Since, I wanted my stamped layer to measure 3 3/4″ x 5″, I started off with a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of card stock. This allowed wiggle room to trim edges. Sentiments were from Brightest Glow and heat embossed using Metallic Embossing Powders. I used metallic ribbons and sequins or tiny gems to embellish each card.
In the video, below, I provide tips for using a background image, as well as, using multiple colors on the same stamped image. Further down in the post, you will see each card individually. there is, also, measurements, supplies and downloadable PDF. Leave me a comment, I would love to know which one you like best!
Framed Fragrant Forest “Tis The Season:” Measurements
- Shaded Spruce
- 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
- Basic White:
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (stamping)
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (die cut frame)
- 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
- scrap (sentiment)
The following items are from the 2023 Stampin’ Up! September – December Mini Catalog available September 6th: Fragrant Forest (162108), Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder (162026), Loose Holly Gems & Sequins (161981)
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