Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The sillicone sets from Viva Decor continue to impress me.  This set has six seperate images in a Vintage Christmas theme.  The red card in the top corner has the Ornament Postcard stamped in black in the background, and we have used the reindeer's antlers as a scroll on the brown craft card backing.  The top layer is white gloss distressed with Antique Linen ink.  We then stamp the girl/sled image in Archival black ink.   Final colouring was done with Tombow markers.

The card on the bottom right has the reindeer stamped in Sepia ink on Cream cardstock, cut with Labels 2 from Nestabilities.  The embossing plate underneath is from Sizzix (657066) Sugar and Starry Night set.  Brown coordinations paper was used so we could sand the surface after it was embossed.  These sets sell for $13.95 and there sure is a lot of product for the money.

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quite often as stampers, we tend to overlook the 12 x 12 paper packs, presuming that the designs will not translate well to card fronts. What a misconception! These beautiful papers from Hot Off The Press have some incredible visual effects. Love the Masculine(Steampunk) / Fall (Spicy) collections, and the Christmas (Vintage Roses). I find all of these collections to be very unique and love that they offer such a wonderful alternative . 

 Each pack contains 2 sheets of each design for a total of 12 pages, at $7.50.

Below is an example of overlapping using some of the Steampunk paper and Cheery-Lynn Leaf dies.
Just a little Hello is a Magenta cling stamp.

Happy Stamping.