I received this stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp, and had a little play this morning:
To say this card looks very CAS – it took me ages – again!
The first hurdle was when I stamped the beard – I managed to get ink in the middle of the beard from using a large ink pad on the large stamp – so I stamped again with an ink cube – much better. Otherwise, I would probably have gone and cut out the middle of this stamp – which I hate doing.
Then I coloured the beard in aqua Copics – didn’t look right – though I have saved it just in case……..so I stamped the beard again – the third time now – and decided it looked good with no colouring.
The hat was stamped and coloured with Copics – two red tones only – it’s quite a large area to cover, and I decided just two shades would work alright.
I then stamped and heat embossed the glasses in silver – again – it didn’t look right. So I stamped and heat embossed with black – blinking heck it still didn’t look right.
Finally – stamped in black – that’s it – plain black ink. Now I liked it…….
I tried the aqua background – Concord & 9th Oceanside card stock – actually liked the look of that. I toyed with stencilling some stars, dry embossing it – but decided it looked just fine as it was……one thing went right straight away, anyway!
The word ‘Ho’ stamped three times at an angle to inject more frivolity – and heat embossed with silver. Then I went hunting for some silver sequins, and also found some aqua sequins – so I added both colours as you see.
As this card base is 5 x 7 inches – one of my favourites when not doing slimline cards – I spread out my Santa a little to cover……now he looks like an egg-head……..but I’m calling the whole card fun. I might even make some more………….now I know what I like!
So – trials and tribulations of a morning crafting. I shall be entering the following challenges:
Color Throwdown – aqua, red, silver
TTCRD – anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenge – Christmas/Winter
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas