Archive for ‘Stamping’

April 24, 2021

Hand-stamped Christmas pines

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

The final challenge of this month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to use stamping.  I had lots of ideas as there are so many stamping techniques to use! Having thought about it for a while, I decided to stamp onto a piece of dsp, something I often forget about but which I really love the look of…

I knew when I saw this Christmas Pines stamp set by Stampin Up a while back, that I just had to have it, but once I got it I have hardly used it! I think I may have used the sentiments a couple of times, but didn’t really know what to do with the images.  So I decided to just get out my inks and have a play…

I started by stamping the pine foliage twice at the corner of a piece of wood textures dsp, using my Misti to help me with placement. I have the original Stampin’ Up felt ink pads from years ago, which I still love and are still going strong after many years of crafting use.  I particularly loved the texture it gave to the foliage, giving a definite hand-stamped look …

I’m not as in love with the newer sponge ink pads by Stampin’ Up – the ink pools up on the stamp and gives a blotchy look, which is what happened with the crumb cake ink I used for the base of the two-step stamped pinecone…

Still, my trusty felt ink pads did a great job of the rest of the stamping, and I’m really happy with the finished card…. although part of me still wants to go back and add a little red somewhere …..

I finished off by mounting the dsp on a piece of early espresso cardstock, and popped it up on the deckle edged base card with a piece of fun foam, so it will be sturdy going through the mail.

I hope you like my card for this week and that you are inspired to join us over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Enjoy your weekend.

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