Nichole Heady, at Papertrey Ink, showed us how to create a background stamp for our coordinating dies by stamping, lifting and repeating the stamp. This gives an interesting shadow effect to the die cut. Since I'm beginning my Christmas card production, I chose the Joy mini stamp to create my card, as well as a sentiment from Peaceful Pinecones, but CASE'd Nicole's layout. I used Spring Moss ink for the top half of the stamp, and Simply Chartreuse Ink for the bottom half, to add some interest. I added the small Holly Jolly leaves to embellish the "o", and then some red rhinestones from my stash for the holly berries.
All materials are PTI.