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…..here 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 Sunday – CAS Christmas
CAS(E) This Sketch – sketch
Animals Friends Challenge – at least one cat or dog (the cat is the last in the trail of animals)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas