How nice it's been this afternoon to actually do some crafting in natural light!
I saw the new challenge at Less is More this morning and the theme is to make a Christmas card with the added proviso to 'Use a Bird'. So off I went to have a rummage through my stamps to see what I could find. I had a few options but decided on this little chap as he's just so cute!
A while ago I purchased a batch of stamp sets on eBay which were all sets the seller had received free with various publications and this little guy was from one of those sets. This set is called Christmas Capers but I'm unsure of the brand. There are some lovely images in this set but I had the same problem with this one as I did with my Hobbycraft stamp the other day, where the ink doesn't cover the stamp sufficiently. It tends to bead on the surface so I ended up using Versamark and then black embossing powder. I will try the suggestion I had from Anita at My Papercraft World which is to wipe the stamp on ultrafine sandpaper beforehand. I've not yet tried this but will certainly give it a go, and any further suggestions would be appreciated.
My initial plan with this card was to curve the sentiment around the circle but it was quite a long stamp and the curve was a bit too steep. It would hold for a few seconds but then as soon as I went to add the ink it kept flinging back...scrap that idea then, I'll have it in a straight line! haha
I simply finished off by rounding off the corners.
- Stamps: Christmas Capers (unknown); Paula Pascual - Christmas Messages
- Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Black
- ProMarkers: Tan, Poppy and Grass
- Die: Xcut - Nested Circles
I'm entering this card into the following Challenges:
Less is More - Christmas 'Use a Bird'
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges - Clean and Simple
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
CAS Colours and Sketches - Colour Challenge
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