Sunday, 1 January 2017
A couple of years ago, I bought a stack of this red, green and white 12x12 DP in the after Christmas sales. I think they were 3 for a dollar! I cut it up into 6x6 sheets and stored it away for Christmas cardmaking. The colourful stripes are heavily glittered and it never seems to require a lot of embellishments as it is so strong on its own!
I think this is the last time I shall use this Church Spire stamp. It is hard to use as the church and spire are on an angle and do not stand straight like the trees. I always angle the stamp towards the left when I stamp it and that way I try to "correct" the off kilter look. I think it is a pretty stamp as it reminds me of the church spires you see when you take a train across Canada. Especially in the Eastern provinces. The church spires are the first thing you see in the distance. Before the village or the town, you see the spires standing so proudly. Such a delight!
But I have received enough new stamps this Christmas, that I think I shall retire this one!
I painted the trees with Twinkling H2O's in three shades of green. I went over the church spire with a Sakura Jelly Roll pen in silver.
I tried something new for the snow. I painted smatterings of a heavy weight glue on the branches and the ground and sprinkled pearl glitter over it and left it overnight to dry. Quite a bit came off in the morning, but I was pleased with the final look of it.
The Noel stamp is an unknown as it got separated from the package a few years ago! It fits the Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval really well. I made up a few of these from some snippets, just before Christmas. I tend to use the same 12 Bazzill heavy weight card for my mats and trims and there is just one red shade, so it is safe to die cut or punch ahead from the snippets. It always matches!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (till Jan 7th)
2. Sparkles Christmas Challenge - lots of glitter (till Jan 30th)
3. The Ribbon Girl - 1st Sunday Challenge Anything Goes (till Jan 14th)