Not sure about these - I was trying to make a couple of 'cheap' cards for my brother - he wanted some to sell in his workplace, but his pals don't want fancy expensive cards so I tried to use up stuff I had lying around. I had the gorgeous christmas bird stamps from Inkadinkado and I thought they might look good, but once I had stamped them i really felt unsure about how to mount them - I went for 'plain and decent' as my Da used to call it. One thing I do like about the second card is the vertical pinstripe scoring - I've seen Jak do this many times, I love it. I greatly admire Jak's work - she is the Queen of flowers - I visit her blog almost daily and was so sorry to hear about her Dad's passing last week.
The cards are ok but one thing I learned was that I felt a little tied to a traditional feel with these stamps - I'm gonna revisit it in a day or two with a more modern approach - I don't like to be beaten!! Lol. Don't get me wrong - I love traditional - I just like to feel that when I'm starting a card that I'm the one setting the style and not the stamp! Lol - talk about control freak...another thing I like to do is have that card planned exactly before I make it - I usually have it all mapped out in my head - didn't do that here...
Think that's why I love PTI so much - when I'm using PTI stamps i don't feel tied to any particular approach - there seem to be endless possibilities for all sorts of styles with PTI - tomorrow I'm gonna break open the holiday tag set - can't wait!! Lol - I have purchased some punches especially, should be fun!
Stuff used Cardstock - Kraft card and white- LSSPapers - DCWV last years christmas stock- LSS Stamps - Christmas Birds - Inkadinkado. Ink - Versacolour Burgundy , Spring moss, Plum pudding - Palette PTI Encore honeydew. Tools - Nestabilities, Scorepal Ribbon - Burgundy Organza, LSS
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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