Today, I am sharing another project from my display board at Convention, and it’s another sneak peek at Remembering Christmas, a stamp set from the Holiday Catalog – available for purchase TOMORROW. Here’s the backstory – when Shannon West contacted me to be a presenter and told me that I’d be focusing on masculine cards, she sent me a photo of this set (that was before the catalog was released to demonstrators – shhh don’t tell anyone). At first, I said, “no thank you” because I couldn’t see the beauty of this set – to me, it just looked like a mounted deer head. That’s when the “I really like a challenge” side of me set in, and I said “yes” to the set. The challenge was then to make projects I liked with the set. Here’s one:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Kissy, Kissy. It’s a technique that’s as old as stamping, but the effect is GREAT! I inked up my dear deer with a light shade of ink (Pool Party). I then inked up my Woodgrain background stamp with a dark shade of ink (Midnight Muse) and pressed the woodgrain stamp onto the deer head. When I pulled the two stamps apart, I stamped the deer head onto Whisper White Cardstock. The woodgrain image appears on the deer but only on the shape of the deer. It’s really pretty cool. If you’d care to see another project I did last year with stamp kissing, click here.
- Playing with Framelits. I really love to find new ways to use framelits to build new shapes and outlines for my projects. To create a unique band for this card, I cut a white strip of paper and then ran it through the center of the Deco Label Framelits. Rather than have one continuous band behind the Deco Label cutout, I allowed the band to break and maintain the shapes of the edges of the label. It allows the shape of the label to shine.
- Puzzling. Have you tried the new technique called puzzling? It’s all the rage in Europe these day. OK, so I made that up. I also made up this technique, but it has worked well for me before. After I stamped the deer head, I cropped it with a circle from the Circles Collection Framelits, allowing the antlers to be trimmed right of his head. I then snipped around the antlers that were removed from the circle, added some glue and then slid them right back into place. They fit like a puzzle. I created this technique when I was playing around with Pleasant Poppies earlier this year (to see that post, click here).
Stamp sets: Remembering Christmas, Woodgrain Papers: Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White Inks: Pool Party, Midnight Muse Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
A couple of very brief reminders:
- The Holiday Catalog is live tomorrow. Yippee!
- I am offering great product shares and DSP swatch books – the first order for closed shares will be placed tomorrow morning. See them here.
- Today is the last day to take advantage of the Buy Three, Get One Free special on Designer Series Paper.
- My Paper Pumpkin is $10 for the first 2 months with a special code. More information here.
- Today is the last day to order Single Stamps from Assortment 3 and Assortment 4.
- I’m looking for fun people to join My Stampin’ Clubhouse.
- I’m always looking for fun people to join my team.
If you have questions or want any information about any of these items, please contact me at [email protected]