...don'tcha just love new stamps? These cards are simple samples I made using the new Tim Holtz Autumn and Christmas Blueprint stamps. I didn't really have a chance to play with the Autumn ones so I kept the samples quick and easy - I often get asked for easy cards... so here you go :O)) The Snowman was stamped in Jet Black Archival twice, one of them I cut
out and coloured him with a waterbrush and Distress Stains... the other I
edged with co-ordinating Distress Ink... the mat is stamped with a
snowflake, using Brushed Pewter Metallic Stain to stamp with, loves
those stains, chock full of glimmer! The sentiment is from the
Creative Expressions Winter Greetings stamp set.
Another super simples card... the Acorn is stamped twice as before. I cut out the cup and blended Walnut Stain over the top to colour it.... bobbed onto 3d Foam to add a little dimension... and then edging the base card with Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. Because the design is so detailed, you don't need to go OTT with the card design.
And finally, the leaf... stamped as before, this time coloured with Distress Stains so the leaf is more smudgy in look. I painted in red veins with Fired Brick Stain, the trees in the Spinney this year have had red veins... looked soooo pretty! So there you have it... three super simples cards.
Let me tell you what happened yesterday. So, my AlfieCat has a catflap and he has finally learned how to use it properly. He was out playing yesterday lunchtime and I was in the Room of Stash doing stuff. I heard his bell go tinkle and thought "aw, he has come in to see his Mummy" I called him and he didn't appear, which is unusual, he is like a little doggy normally and appears if I call him. Anyways, I then hear this awful yowling noise. So I called again. Still nothing, just the yowling. Uh Oh, I thinks, what has he done.... so I go rushing down the stairs to see him... and upon arriving in the living room I am greeted with the sight of Alf, all puffed up and yowling and... a HUGE black fluffy cat, also puffed up and yowling. Honestly, it was the size of a panther! Anyways, it cops sight of me, gives me a right old dog-look, turns tail and nips out of the catflap. Aha! So, Alf has himself a boyfriend does he. I shall have to watch that the Panther doesn't start making a habit of making himself cosy in my living room... in the meantime, Alf is confined to barracks until I find out where Panther has come from. He is rather cute actually... just not so sure about those enormous...erm... danglybits... you know, the ones that Alf had removed when he was younger... don't want any catty smells in the house! And with that delightful thought, I shall bid you good-day! Have a good one.... TTFN