What we’ve been doing at Christmas stamp-a-stacks

by adele on September 3, 2010

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Here’s one of the sets of cards we’ve been making at my Christmas stamp-a-stacks. I’ve had four classes already and I was ready for a break from Christmas cards – and then I got the new ‘Contempo Christmas’ set from the new catalogue. Boy, is that going to get a workout!

These particular cards were inspired by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Leonie Hegarty. I loved how she combined Lovely as a Tree with the En Francais background stamp in these cards so this is my take on it. And here’s a close up.

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 To get the ‘patchy’ background I sponged Versamark onto the stamp, deliberately missing areas. I was really happy with the way the vintage-look label turned out. The shape was cut out of Confetti Cream with the Big Shot and the Lots of Tags die. I stamped the Christmas sentiment from the set Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Soft Suede and then stamped some very light images of the trees by stamping off on my grid paper first (it’s a bit hard to tell in the photo – probably clearer in the top photo). Then I scrunched up the label, unravelled it and then sponged the edges using my dauber.

If you saw my post yesterday you’ll know I’m about to do a series of my top 10 things from the new catalogue. I’d love to read more of your comments about what’s at the top of your wishlists. 

Have a great weekend!

Adele
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Christine H September 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

These are just beautiful, Adele. It’s great to see some ‘non-traditional’ Christmas colours. Love them!

Leonie September 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

Thanks for the shout out, these turned out just lovely!

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