Stamping For Pleasure. It is a great way of getting a head start with making christmas cards as Sarn requires that you make at least two christmas themed projects each month. They can be different or both the same as mine are this time.
I have used the largest die in my Spellbinders Cardmaker set again for these, cut from white stamping card. I used two stamps to print straight onto the cut out . I am sorry but I can't tell the make of the word stamp, it is one I've had for ages and I think it was originally on a wooden block which I removed and remounted it on EZ mount, and I can't remember where it came from. Anyway I stamped the words first in an attempt to get it straight with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I think the candle stamp is Hero Arts, but again I'm not entirely sure as it another one that I have had for a very long time. I inked the stamp with several colours of Distress Ink and after stamping I used a water brush to draw some of the colour into the image and also to add a few touches more of colour here and there. The colours I used are Antique Linen,Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs. Next I threaded the ribbon through the slots in the die cut and added a bow.I cut a piece of red card to fit the front of an A6 white base card and stuck all the layers
together. As you can see I used different ribbon on the second one so that they weren't quite exactly the same.
I enjoyed making these as I got to use two stamps that I really like but which have been neglected for too long.
Thank you for taking a look and for you comments which make me happy.
my Crafty Corner
Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw
Wednesday 21 May 2014
First of all I must apologise for not being around much for a few weeks. I had a lovely week in Spain with my sister, but since I came home I been somewhat lacking in inspiration and motivation. My computer is not working very well at present either which hampers my ability to visit blogs and comment as often as I would like.
On the right here, is a photo of my Grandson looking very smart in his dress uniform, and his pretty bride on their wedding day a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely day of celebration for all the family, and below is the card that I made for them.
As I have used up some snippets I will take this over to Pixies Playground and see what the other playmates have been up to while I've been away.
I am also entering at Stamping Royalty - Weddings
and at Crafting With Dragonflies - Celebration
and at Paperminutes - Wedding
Thank you all who come to look and for your comments which are really appreciated.
Thursday 1 May 2014
Because of all the snippets I used I am going to pop over to Pixies Playground with it and see what's happening, there is usually some sort of mischief going on among the other playmates.
Thank you all for looking and for your comments which I really appreciate.