We’re making slow progress with my swaps for OnStage, but it is progress nonetheless! I have forty bagged up and ready, and just another twenty to go! Then I can finish off the projects for our craft day, and also team swaps. I feel a lot more relaxed about it all now, than I did this time last week!I decided to use the Dashing Deer Stamp Set for today’s card, which I think is the first time I’ve used any of the deer stamps. I know I used the leaping deer die but that doesn’t have a co-ordinating stamp! I didn’t really have much of an idea what I wanted to do, except that I did want to use the large deer stamp! I love the fabric-looking detail on this stamp! I also liked the look of the strip of leaves and flowers, and I decided to stamp the image top and bottom using Tranquil Tide Ink. Next I needed some red flowers to cover the Tranquil Tide flowers!When I first received this bundle, as I was setting up the dies folder for filing, I was surprised there wasn’t a die for the single flower stamp in the set. I had assumed the solid flower die – there are three identical dies in this set – would fit the single flower but it doesn’t. I had a play with the different flower dies and settled on a solid die cut as the base of my flower, and then adhere a flower with the cut outs on top. I painted the top part using my clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. Then I punched some 1/8″ circles of Gold Glimmer Paper for the centres.I liked the look of my card but then agonised about whether I should leave it without a sentiment or not. This isn’t something I feel particularly comfortable about, because cards look incomplete to me if they don’t have a sentiment. In the end I decided on this very small sentiment which is from the Wishing You Well Stamp Set!
That’s it from me today, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.