Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Season's Greetings for PP224
What's a girl to do when the mojo's just not there? Find a challenge, of course! I found a fun one over at The Paper Players, a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Jaydee.
I pulled out a retired stamp set, "Four the Holidays", and stamped the sentiment in Garden Green using my stamp-a-majig (I swear, there's no way for me to get sentiments straight otherwise). Next I stamped the filigree and flower tree in VersaMark (after using my embossing buddy to clear the way--why have I never used this before? I've never had such crisp wet embossed images!) and heat embossed it using silver. To finish off the stamped image and complete my visual triangle, I used Real Red to stamp in the little cardinal that came with the "Festival of Trees".
I adhered that image block to a piece of glimmer paper cut an 1/8" smaller to create a matte and then used dimensionals to pop the image up on the base.
I have to say, after not stamping and paper crafting for a couple of months, it's been lovely to get back in the saddle. :o)
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Four the Holidays" (retired), "Festival of Trees"
*Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, VersaMark
*Paper: PTI white card stock, SU! silver glimmer paper
*Accessories: silver embossing powder, dimensionals