Balloon Christmas

Hello. I have been playing with my new stamps from Clearly Besotted – their November release. I just don’t know how they come up with such cute images/stamps time and time again. I can never resist… is my card:

Once I had stamped the images I wanted to use, and as Clearly Besotted don’t have matching dies for their stamps, I used my Scan’n’cut. I don’t use this machine often enough, and to cut out images I have already coloured is something I am scared of……..

I watched quite a few YouTube videos to get some hints and tips, and the most informative and helpful was from ‘Papered Chef’ – she has loads and loads of videos which certainly helped me sort out how to do this, add a little outline to each image – and a pencil to ‘close-in’ the images, and draw around some of the tiny pieces – like the balloon strings.

I am so pleased it all worked out – but I did cut them first and colour them afterwards- just in case…………..which ended up being quite fiddly – but I coped! 🙂

I even cut the two matted layers with it too – getting the sizes one slightly smaller than the other to make the size I wanted – and even rounded corners!

This has certainly given me the confidence to use this machine more for images without matching dies – and may even save me a small fortune!

I was going to doodle in the balloon string to attach all the little animals, but I embossed the top piece of card first so I searched for the red glittery twine I knew I had somewhere – and trailed it around each of the animals as you see.

Some glitter pen to the balloons, some white gel pen to the images – then stamped the ‘Ho Ho Ho’.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdown – green, brown, orange, red

CAS on SundayCAS Christmas

CAS(E) This Sketchsketch

Animals Friends Challengeat least one cat or dog (the cat is the last in the trail of animals)

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

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