Merry Christmas to all! Every year I’m more amazed at how fast time goes by! ssssshhhh I don’t want to admit it’s because I’m older and just slower! pout!
Here’s an ATC (artist trading card) I just made for a “four for four” mail swap…had fun with the In the Meadow stamps and dies from PTI (Papertrey Ink). The Winter Town stamp is from Hero Arts. I used Distress stains to ink up the stamp… can’t remember which two now…ugh! Frosted Lace stickles for the glitter.
For stamping and die cutting the sledder, here’s what I did… I die cut the sledder, tacked it down with a little tape to my craft mat. Used the stamp a ma jig to stamp the image on the die cut. I tried stamping it first and then cutting but I just couldn’t get it lined up good enough to suit me that way. The partial silhouette of the snowman is an older Stampin Up punch. The sentiment is from PTI also.
A couple gift tags…
This was for our oldest daughter, Heather. Her birthday is Christmas Day. The nurses had sewn up flannel stockings for the Christmas Day babies…I have photos of her as a baby in that stocking. When this Tilda image came out, I had to have it! Tilda is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Hair E30, 15, 08. 17 and 18 or 19, can’t remember at the moment. Skin E000, 00, 21 and cheeks diluted R20. Green BG93, 96, Red W3, R35, 37, 39 and 59. Fluff E40,41, 42, 43 and a white gel pen.
I stamped this Hero Arts typewriter on kraft card-stock and on natural card-stock too. I cut out the natural and adhered it to the typewriter after I stamped the message on it with the stamp a ma jig. The two holly leaves are an EK Success punch and the bow is an old quickutz die.
I could go on creating for Christmas for months and still have new stuff to use! Crazy! My favorite time of year! What a mess I have in my stamp room! EEK! oh well, I’m resting up today and enjoying the Christmas tree a little bit longer!
Here’s what 1800 lights on a 9 foot Christmas tree look like at night and it didn’t tip over once this year! yea! lol (my photo skills don’t do it justice!)
Merry Christmas and God bless you! I appreciate your friendship and support through this blog!
Stamps and Such…