Thursday, 19 November 2009

...can't resist!

I love this stamp set. It might just be my favourite ever. Which is ironic because I can't openly use many of the stamps!

If you want to see the other stamps in this set, pop over to this post to get the deets!

Anyhow, I couldn't resist using the tree and snowflake stamps from the set on this card. I inked up the tree in versacolour inks, Atlantic first all over the stamp and then dabbed around the edge with the khaki. I liker versacolour inks for this because the pads are spongy and you can get things blended quite well. I find this nearly impossible with some other brands of ink pads.

Then I trimmed out the tree and ripped a bit of Enchanted evening cardstock into a rough outline shape of the tree as a mat. I lay the trimmed tree down and drew around it onto the Enchanted evening cardstock, then I tore it roughly just outside the line.

I mounted this onto a panel of card that roughly matched the Khaki ink, random card from back of stash, sorry. I had stamped the panel with the snowflake image in versamark first and wit the sentiment also from this set, in Enchanted evening ink.

Popped a wee bit of ribbon around to give it a bit of zest and coloured in another stamped tree (copic marker), just the star bit, and cut it out to layer over the tree on my card. Would have loved a ginger coloured star gem...but don't have any! lol

And see that background? It's a fab wee herringbone pattern cuttlebug folder that I picked up recently to match some stamps from my next release....oops! tee hee.

hope it tickles!


  1. I know what you mean! LOL

    Are there chances you can design some thin borders for the Spellbinders "Labels 9" set? I absolutely love these dies and it would be great to have a matching stamp set.

    I used them in the last notecard I made with the Seasons of Love set, but with a little frame they would have been better!

    Smiles from Italy

  2. I LOVE the colors you used for this card... and that herringbone CB folder is a must-have! What a fabulous way to use the secret set! I'm inking mine up this weekend for some fun. You've inspired me!

  3. Beautiful and elegance card :)

  4. Beautiful! I love all the little details. I think it is great that the tree image can be used by itself.. And did I hear you say the words 'herringbone' and 'next release'?? Oh goodness. ;)

  5. Love your choice of colors. Can't wait to play with this new set. I have been so busy using Sewing Box-Christmas that I haven't had time to ink up any new stamps! I ordered Labels 1 from a LSS and when I picked it up she was so excited about your sets that are compatible with nesties. Wasn't sure if you were at all interested in any wholesale accounts but I gave her your contact info. Hope that is okay. Big family gathering this weekend for Thanksgiving but after that I can get back to playing with my newest order. Have a good weekend.......

  6. It tickles like Elmo!!!! Gorgeous....Do you take pics of your cards in a brown paper bag??? LOL...LOVE it!

  7. Love the colors and pretty gingham ribbon on this Claire! and the tree is SO lovely!!

  8. Claire this is just gorgeous!! Really looking forward to inking up my new stamps, hopefully will be able to find some time this weekend.

  9. WOW! This is amazing. The colors are just stunning! What a beautiful card.

  10. Love this card & I really enjoyed our wee shopping trip yesterday :)

  11. Gorgeous. Everything you touch shines.

  12. And tickle is does! The paper tearing gives such a sweet finish.
    I just received my big order of stamps and am still just playing with them-you all know what I mean: stamp then ooh and aah-lol! I'm loving how well they emboss and am especially loving all the little detail stamps I had nearly forgotten. It's exciting to be so excited about stamping again :)
    Does herringbone in your next release mean more of your yummy graphics?! Oh, be still my heart!


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