Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to Desire Flourie from South Africa who joined us as a new follower this week. Desire is a gifted cardmaker who creates for many different Design Teams, and she also finds time for photography, gardening, hiking and scrapbooking as well as going to work! She must get her energy from the sunshine and all the chocolate she likes to eat! Thank you for joining us Desire.
Today is time for another challenge over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge where we are asked to make a card that has 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 image.
We are kindly sponsored this time by
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What I learned
I found it hard to get a good impression with the new alphabet stamps and my beloved PTI Red Poppy Ink. I tried stamping lots of times to get the stamps to take up more ink and I also tried using Versamark as a base but I still wasn't terribly happy with the results. I normally get great impressions with this ink so I don't think the ink was the problem. Perhaps the stamps just need a bit more 'seasoning'.
I need to look beyond the big images on my stamp sets. The tiny stamps that come with lots of stamps sets can be very useful, and this little snowflake stamp made a really big difference to the end result.
I originally just had the red stripey paper on the edge of the panel but adding the strip of green somehow made the tree and crown pop.
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - favourite things. Mine were red poppy ink, canvas impression plate and Wink of Stella Glitter.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - snowflakes
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in August.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.