I had my first play with the Season Like Christmas Stamp Set.
This is a
four-step stamping set and will be even easier with the new
Stamparatus when it arrives!
It took me a few practice goes to decide on
a suitable colour combo, and I’ve decided it’s best to
use two similar greens, and stamp the bigger tree stamp in the lighter green
I started with Pear Pizzazz and then moved onto Wild Wasabi.
the tree trunk I used Soft Suede and Real Red for the berries.
It was so
easy and I was really pleased with the results.
cards have a Real Red Cardstock (CS) card base, with a layer of Whisper
White CS and a top layer of Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
The two different designs of DSP I have used on these cards are on the
reverse of each other.
Apart from having a go at the four-step stamping,
I also wanted to have a play with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
On the first
tree, I put a small blob of glue on to each berry and put it to one side
to see if it would dry as a blob, or if it would flatten out.
second tree, I put a small amount of glue on each berry to see what that
would look like dried.
I did the same on the third tree, but sprinkled
some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over it very lightly.
As I was working on the sentiments, I dropped a piece of paper on
the first tree, which was the one I wanted to see if they’d stay as
blobs or become flattened as they dried.
I found out if a piece of paper is
dropped on them, they flatten! Grrr!
Rather than just allowing the glue
to dry in a very indiscrimate manner, I covered the whole tree in
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
I gave it several seconds for the glue to
adhere to as much glitter as possible, and then shook off the excess.
used my pointed tweezers to manouvre the glitter back onto the berries,
or I removed it off the card altogether.
I was pleased with the level of success I
had doing this, but I was very disappointed that the berries on the first tree were looking very pink!
finished off two cards with tree two in the diamond shape, and card
three in the oval.
Instead of adding ribbon to the two cards, I adhered
two or three narrow strands of Real Red CS across the front of the card and
beneath the tree image.
I chose the sentiment from the Holly Berry
Happiness Stamp Set, and coloured it by painting with my Marker Pens in
Real Red and Wild Wasabi.
After I had fussy cut them both, I adhered
them to the card front using Dimensionals.
the sentiment on the card with tree two, I went over the letters with
the Fine Tip Glue Pen sparingly and allowed to dry.
I won’t be trying that idea again! LOL!
Inside both cards, I
adhered a layer of Whisper White CS, and added a punched bow, which I’d
stamped in Real Red Ink on Real Red CS – the stamp was from Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set.
last photograph shows the tree with the pink berries, and I have no
idea what to do with it at the moment! Any suggestions?
Yesterday evening, hubby and I had a super dinner at out favourite Singaporean restaurant, which is called Singapore Orchid – the food there is amazing.
I hope you have a great weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
sheron Egolf says
Hi Jan, I really like these cards. I'm enjoying black and red as a color scheme this year for cards. I'm not sure why, I wouldn't call these traditional colors but I really like it. As for your " pink" tree I would make it an outdoor tree. Add more glue on the branches with some more of that glitter, put it in an outdoor scene maybe with some small animals around it. You could stick a little snowman off to the side.I think that would look pretty. ( I tend to overload my cards, a snowman might be too much lol )