Sunday, November 21, 2010
Since switching almost entirely to clear stamps about three years ago, I've somehow managed to only buy a few Christmas/winter sets, mostly small cheap sets like Studio G. How is that possible?! I'm trying to remedy that this year, although I'm afraid my purchases won't reach me in time to do much holiday crafting (I'm having some things sent to my stateside in-laws so they can compile everything into one flat-rate package and send it here). At the moment, I'm making good use of what I've got - these particular stamps were put out by Walmart a couple of Christmases ago; I think they were around $2. At the time, my hubby was traveling around the state on business, and he would stop at various Walmarts trying to find them for me. Yep, he's the best!
I used a square Nestie to emboss the cardfront (following these steps), and left the Nestie in place while I repeatedly stamped the light blue background image. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I was really pleased with how well these cheap-y stamps worked; I used a white eraser to "prime" the stamps, and had no trouble getting a clean imprint even from the detailed birds. (Oh, and in reference to the title, I know they're not supposed to be pigeons, but "peaceful doves" just doesn't have quite the same ring, now does it? wink )
Next post I'll tell you about my recent "luncheon" experience - it's a doozy!
Stamps: Walmart; Ink: ColorBox pigment (Robin's Egg), Ink It Up'! pigment (red); Accessories: Cuttlebug / Square Nestabilities, rhinestones, foam dimensionals