And, we're back! Another day of fabby cards and projects created by Claire and the wonderful design team ladies featuring the FOUR new stamp sets being released by Waltzingmouse Stamps on Sunday, November 7th. Based on the comments we've received so far, it sounds like everyone is ready to cut to the chase and start filling their carts! lol I don't blame you!!!
My card features one of the wonderful images from the Festive Foliage stamp set. You will love this set, especially if the greens of the winter/Christmas season tickle your fancy. I know they do for me. Who doesn't love the smell of pine? The beauty of holly? The fun of mistletoe? It's all here and more!
I tried the distress ink block background technique taught by Jennifer McGuire. It does take a bit of practice (and I definitely need more!), but I love the effect! I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint distress inks for the background, and then Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress inks for the pinecone image... I tapped the ink onto the stamp. I think it looks a bit like there is snow on the pinecones and branch. I tried adding some snow with Liquid Applique, but it didn't look right. Hmmm, I wonder if some sort of fluff might work? Must try!
One thing that I don't like about this technique is that the water wrinkles the paper. I think I'll try it again by cutting out the block panel out and mounting it on a card base.
Oh, and the greeting is from one of the sets released last month, Compliments of the Season, stamped in Walnut Stain. That is definitely a must-have stamp set... so versatile!
Now on you go to visit with Claire and the rest of the design team ladies to see what treats they have in store for you. I can't wait to see for myself!
Note, this is my second post for today. Please scroll down for the Simply Betty Stamps New Release Blog Hop. Thanks!