Monthly Archives: December 2019
What………..not a Christmas Card
Once again I sit here in disbelief that I haven’t done a blogpost since December 8th. At least it adds to evidence that I feel like I have been in a non-stop tornado for weeks. It should be slowing down now, but I am gearing up for my trek south for the winter, so it is still a whirlwind for me.
I wanted to make a few cards as samples for Scrapendipity before I left. It felt good NOT to be making a Christmas Card. I thought I would make a couple of cards with the add ons from the December Hero Arts Monthly Kit. The main kit while lovely, would not be on my personal favourites list. I did like several of the add ons and had a hard time just picking a couple to be sent with my kit.
The one I am showing here is the World Window Fancy Die. I wanted to make a Valentine’s card that wasn’t too “pretty” or mushy. To achieve this, I stuck to earthy colours and reined in the bling (ok just a bit). I really like the outcome.
A Clever and Versatile Alphabet Set
I recently bought the Layered Floral Alpha Set from Waffle Flower. This stamp set is comprised of two 9 1/2 by 12 stamps sets. It is by far the biggest stamp set in my collection. It may also be amongst the most clever stamp sets I own. With very little room for error, I can make a floral alphabet in any colour scheme I choose. The stamp set contains lining up guides that ensure that the various floral elements are stamping in exactly the right spots. Additionally, it stamps out the whole alphabet at once and cuts the letters out with just one die.
I wanted a floral alphabet mostly for titles on scrapbook layouts of flower gardens and parks that I have visited, but I have some ideas forming for some birthday cards using these letters as well. This is why I have formed the word “cake” in the samples below.
The first image shows what the stamp image looks like after it is fully stamped but before it is cut out with the die. The second image shows some of the individual letters after the die-cutting, done in two different colour combinations forming the word cake.
Take a look: