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.