And I'm back! Hello friends! Live got busy around here and I haven't been able to stamp a lot lately. I missed it badly! But yesterday I finally carved some time to play with my Waffle Flower Crafts goodies and today I have a couple of ideas to share.
When I get a stamp set, I tend to skip the obvious, biggest show-stealer images and "explore" the set to find the smaller companion images. There are always some hidden gems in there! That's the case with the small Christmas ornament you can find in Holiday Labels - Merry stamp set. I love the graphic feel!
So let's start with a card:
I stamped and heat embossed the ornament in red, blue and lime green cardstock, and heat embossed it using gold, red, blue and lime green embossing powders. Then I fussy cut them (super relaxing!) and used as craft knive to make the hole in the hanger part.
I wanted to add a little detail to them, so I masked the lower part of the ornament and used a Versamarker pen to color just the upper portion and heat embossed it in gold to make a metal hanger like ones in the real ornaments. It's super easy to do! You can also use a gold pen for this, but I just love heat embossing :)
A bit, uh, ok, a LOT of masking was involved in the sentiment too (it comes from the same stamp set). I masked each part so I could heat emboss it in different colors. All in all it only took around 5 minutes and the result is so happy and colorful! The strings to hang the ornaments were drawn with a Copic multiliner pen.
I also made a simpler tag.
I die cut the tag from Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit and used a pencil and a roll of scor tape I had on my desk to trace the hanging strings. Then, I stamped the ornaments straight on the tag and the sentiment, which is from A Homemade Christmas stamp set.
Again, I modified the ornaments a bit coloring the hanging part with a metallic Sharpie in silver. Also added shine to the ornaments with a Wink of Stella clear pen. And instead of tracing the strings, I added tiny dots to it with a Copic multiliner. Looks more festive to me this way :)
By the way, Nina has a lovely Thanksgiving offer going on right now. Free stamps with your purchase, people! Find all the details here.
Thanks for visiting!