Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event Starts Now! // 20% off Select Holiday Items Until 12/17

Hey, friend!

Hope you've been keeping warm. Temps have really been dropping around these parts which (hopefully)means snow is on it's way. I'm definitely dreaming of a white Christmas...

But before that can happen, there's shopping to be done and gifts to be made. Yep, made. My sister and I decided to do a handmade Christmas this year so I've been gathering my supplies in preparation. Now, to make. 

If you're a last-minute-maker like me (I also just picked up my holiday cards yesterday, but sssh!)then I think you'll love the sale that is now happening over on the shop for week two of the Right at Home Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event!

This week I'm focusing on select holiday items from the shop…

 The Right at Home Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event Starts Now! Visit www.rightathomeshop.com to get 20% off select holiday items until 12/17/18 with code 20OFFHOLIDAY

…including all the ones pictured above! As you'll see, some of these items are classics and will be sure to get you inspired for your last few holiday projects.

All the details...

  • Get 20% off select holiday items

  • Use code: 20OFFHOLIDAY

  • Sale runs from today, Monday, December 10th until next Monday, December 17th at 12:00 am EST

  • Discount is valid on in-stock select holiday items

  • Can not be applied to orders placed before 12/10/2018

  • Can not be combined with other offers

Here's some of my favorite cards created using the holiday items that now on sale!

Get ready, because there's a lot...

 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Cozy Cardinal stamp and die set
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 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Christmas Foliage stamp and die set
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 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Poinsettia stamp set
 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Peace Love Joy stamp set
 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Christmas Critters stamp set
 Click to visit www.rightathomeshop.com to view my favorite cards created using the Right at Home stamps Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set
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If you think you’re ready to get shopping, you can click through all the holiday items that are on sale below!

4 Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps // Tips & Techniques

Happy Friday!

Do you have an obsession with background stamps like I do? They are an essential in every cardmakers toolbox as they can help bring your card together quickly & easily! However, just like clear stamps, they can be used in a multitude of ways and today I’m sharing four ideas for using your background stamps for more than just simple stamping!

Let’s get started…

 Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog. Includes tips & techniques such as rainbow stamping, adding details, water-lifting and watercolor emboss resist.

Rainbow Stamping using the Watercolor Background Stamp…

Up first, I’m sharing a technique using my Watercolor Background Stamp that also incorporates my love for color: rainbow stamping! This background stamp works perfectly for this as it features thick, bold stripes that allow you to add tons of color to your background. As I show in the video below, I inked up each stripe using one of the colors of the rainbow. Once I made my way to the bottom, I flipped my panel and shifted it slightly upwards so that the stripes would be off-set. Then I filled in the white spots with the remaining colors of the rainbow.

 #1 Rainbow Stamping using the Watercolor Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Note: When inking up your strips, if you’re following ROYGBIV, you want to start with red, skip orange and do yellow for the next stripe. When you flip the panel, you will fill in the orange between the red and yellow. Continue this same process all the way down.

I also want to mention that this idea was inspired by Kelly Latevola who created a colorful set of cards for the Simon Says Stamp blog using this same background stamp!

Adding Extra Details using the Gingham Background Stamp…

For my next tip, I’m showing you how to add a few extra details to an otherwise plain, gingham background stamp. I’ve been so inspired by holiday patterns this season and a classic Christmas plaid was high up on my “to create” list. Since I didn’t have a plaid stamp in my collection, I decided to make my own! I grabbed my Gingham Background Stamp and a thin stripe stamp from Banner Alphabet Add-On. Check your stash for stripe stamps that you can use for this purpose or use a ruler and colored marker! I stamped the background in green and accented it with bright, red stripes going in both directions between the squares. I am obsessed.

 #2 Adding Extra Details using the Gingham Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

Just think of all the possibilities! I urge you to look at your backgrounds a little differently and think how you can pull out an otherwise simple stamp like a stripe and use it to create something beautiful!

P.S. Tutorial on this card pictured above coming soon!

Water-Lifting Technique using the Cloud Background Stamp…

Ok, this one’s a fun one and way simpler than it looks! I started with a panel of white cardstock and inked it using Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I focused the Cracked Pistachio towards the top and the Peacock Feathers towards the bottom to create an ombre effect. Next, I spritzed my Cloud Background Stamp 3-4 times with a water bottle and placed it on top of my inked panel. I let it sit for about 30 seconds and lifted it off to reveal my oxidized background. The water spritzed on the stamp activates the Distress Oxide ink on the paper and creates an awesome, ghost-like effect! I added a few additional water droplets and my panel was finished!

 #3 Water-Lifting Technique using the Cloud Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I’ve done this technique before and created a card project that you can see here. I would recommend trying this with watercolor paper as well as the results may be even better. I think my cardstock may have been a little too thin for all the water I added, but I wasn’t thinking ahead I guess!

Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique using the Grid Background Stamp…

We started with a rainbow color scheme so let’s finish with another one, shall we? This time I’m using my Grid Background Stamp to create a panel perfect for watercoloring! I white heat-embossed the stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed a variety of ink colors overtop. Make sure to be careful when placing your colors as to not create a muddy mess of brown ink! The embossing powder resists the inks, revealing the beautiful grid texture.

 #4 Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique using the Grid Background Stamp // Four Ideas Using Right at Home Background Stamps on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I’ve also used this technique in the past and shared a card project (& video) here. I love the way this background looks with rainbow colors…so modern!

Watch me create all of these backgrounds in my process video below…

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Need to stock up on a few backgrounds to round out your collection? Then today is the perfect time to! This week at Right at Home I’m offering 20% off all background stamps with code 20OFFBG.

 The Right at Home Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event Starts Now! Visit www.rightathomeshop.com to get 20% off ALL background stamps until 12/10/18 with code 20OFFBG.

Here’s all the details…

  • Get 20% off all background stamps

  • Use code: 20OFFBG

  • Sale runs from today, Monday, December 3rd until next Monday, December 10th at 12:00 am EST

  • Discount is valid on all in-stock background stamps

  • Can not be applied to orders placed before 12/03/2018

  • Can not be combined with other offers

This sale is part of my Countdown to Christmas 4 Week Sale Event and ends Monday so be sure to take part if you’re interested!

Happy (background) stamping!

Nicole

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Thank You Snow Much Folded Gift Tag // 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC

Good morning, friend!

I hope you’ve having a merry December so far. Here in MA we’ve already received some snow flurries which, oddly enough, warms my heart! Who doesn’t love snow?!

I guess you could say my love for winter inspired my gift tag created for the 12 Tags of Christmas hosted by Ellen Hutson LLC. It includes crisp, blue hues and a touch of sparkle which is also today’s theme! If you want to see what I’m rambling about, just keep reading!

Let’s get started…

Visit my post for this quick and easy, DIY winter gift tag! Created by Right at Home for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC. Visit www.rightathomeshop.com/blog for more details.

For the first 12 days of December, members of the Ellen Hutson design team are creating holiday tags inspired by a certain theme. Each designer is also teaming up with a brand and today is Right at Home’s special day!

Therese Calvird and I are each sharing tags inspired by the day’s theme, sparkle, and both featuring Right at Home products!

How fun, amiright?!

There’s also dozens of gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson shop up for grabs so head over once you’re done here for more information!

Visit my post for this quick and easy, DIY winter gift tag! Created by Right at Home for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC. Visit www.rightathomeshop.com/blog for more details.
Visit my post for this quick and easy, DIY winter gift tag! Created by Right at Home for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC. Visit www.rightathomeshop.com/blog for more details.

I’ll admit, when I was given my theme I was a bit stumped! I’m not much of a sparkle person, but I decided to make it work in the best way I could. To start, I knew I wanted to create a snowy background and my Snow Flurries Background Stamp was just what I needed. I white heat-embossed it onto a tag and used Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon to add color. The snowflakes resist the ink and remain pure white.

Visit my post for this quick and easy, DIY winter gift tag! Created by Right at Home for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC. Visit www.rightathomeshop.com/blog for more details.

Next, I moved onto coloring in one of the adorable little girl images from my Winter Pals stamp set. I used the one playing in the snow and colored her in using hues similar to my background. To give her a place to stand, I cut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched, scallop border and added a touch of Tumbled Glass for more color. I adhered the strip to the bottom of the tag and popped her over top.

Visit my post for this quick and easy, DIY winter gift tag! Created by Right at Home for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 with Ellen Hutson LLC. Visit www.rightathomeshop.com/blog for more details.

To embellish, I added a few sequins and squeezed a little Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard into the center of them. This is where the sparkle comes it! I added a sentiment also from the Winter Pals set and threaded a piece of silver tinsel through the tag. This tag has a pocket for a gift card, so I popped one in that matched the colors of the tag as a finishing touch!

Watch me put this snow-tastic tag together in my process video below…

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Make sure to pop over to see Therese’s tag using Right at Home products and sparkle as her inspiration by clicking below.

And there’ll be lots more tag inspiration coming over these through the next few days so make sure to keep checking back.

Sending snow flurries your way!

Nicole

Alcohol Marker Colors Used - Copic B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, C1, C3, E0000, E00, E01, E02, R83, Mepxy C05, C49