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Blue Mini Stamp Square Christmas


It wasn’t going to be long until a blue card appeared and today is the day.  Here it is…


I started with a 6.5” square of white card and in pencil I traced the shapes of the basketweave mask from That Special Touch. I then stamped images from my mini Christmas stamp collection within the mask shape in a quite uniformed manner.  In a co-ordinated coloured pen I re-drew the mask shapes up to each image and rubbed out my pencil marks.

Here is the stamping…


I masked each image off and stamped the background in a lighter ink using a Holly stamp, a Merry Christmas text stamp and a snow stamp. I stamped only sections of each stamp for a random background with no edges.


I added a little pencil shading to the basketweave shapes to make them appear 3D and less flat.

I mounted onto 2 co-ordinated layers to co-ordinate with the ink colours used.


I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting firstly in the darker ink and then overstamped in the lighter ink offsetting slightly to create a shadow effect.  I placed the greeting to hide the one stamp I used which hadn’t been cleaned and stamped rather dirtily.


A little Holly embelishment using a sizzix die and a little faux stitching to finish.

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Mixed Media Floral Tomorrow


I have a “Mixed Media” project to share today.


I started with a Gelli Print I had made using the Gelli Plate with acrylic paints in shades of pink, red, orange and yellow.


I drew a flower using a Sharpie and coloured in using Spectrum Noir pencils.


I splodged yellow acrylic paint randomly through sections of “That Special Touch” Basket Weave Mask and left to dry completely.  I then repeated the process using red acrylic paint and the Moroccan mask.


The last mask I used was “That Special Touch” Leafy and this time I used 3D Clear Texture Paste and applied through sections.  It is white when it goes on but clear and shiny when it is dry.


I then cut lots of diecuts:

Sizzix Interlocking Circles Border Die in pale yellow (which I inked with orange and red ink randomly and tore roughly into 2 sections)

Sizzix Bigz Decorative Accent w/Flower & Leaves in orange foam (which I again stained with ink)

XCut Alphabet die (which I layered onto red cardstock)

I then arranged all the diecuts and added handwritten words.


I hope you like.  As always, I would love to hear your comments.