This is my second post for today - there are lots of things I'd like to show you about the Seasonal Remedies stamps that we are just about to release!!!!
If you are new here, we'll be releasing 6 new sets on Saturday - shipping will begin on Monday, and the stamps are all Christmas themed! Christmas is my very favourite time of year and if I thought I could get away with it, I'd make Christmas stamps all year long...lol.
This card shows one of the square labels. I stamped in black Versafine ink - I have found this to be the very best ink for detailed stamps, and when I want the details to be pin sharp, this is the ink I reach for time and time again.
I immediately sprinkled over some clear embossing powder and used the heat tool to set it. This means that the image appears nice and glossy, but has the added benefit of making the ink so stable that I can use copic markers without ear of bleeding!!! Yay!
I added a couple of mats - one being the delicious Spellbinders Lace Doily motif.....LOVE that fine detailed die. The black mat was cut with the square postage stamp die, also Spellbinders.
A little stitching to finish. At Athlone recently a lady was asking about stitching on card, and I know a lot of folks worry that putting card through their machine will ruin it, but I was told by somebody in the know, that if you use a jeans needle (ie a really sharp fine one), it really won't damage the sewing machine and so that is what I do.
I love the detail on these labels, and I love to colour them, but at Christmas time, I just know I may not have time to spend a long time prepping tags and cards and so I really designed these images so that they can stand alone, without any tweaking. An example of a Stamp-and-Go tag is shown below - no fuss, just stamp, add ribbon and the tag is finished. I used a Labels 4 die (Spellbinders) to trim out my tag and I could easily die cut a batch of a dozen of these and have them all stamped and ribboned within a half hour.
If you have not seen todays earlier post, scroll down for the list of DT gals who are also sharing samples with me today!!
Hope it tickles!