When I originally received these 3D shading stamps from Spellbinders, was a little worried that they might just be 'one trick ponies' but am glad to say that is definitely not the case. I have had great fun playing with them and they produce the most wonderful Christmas scenes ...
I began by stamping the trees on to three separate pieces of card, cutting around the tree part only and then adding glitter. Where the tree images finished, I carefully tore the remainder of the card away, adding glitter to the torn edges. I have layered the trees up to create a forest theme and added further depth by using 3D foam.
Santa and the sleigh have been stamped in grey but I went over the image several times to make the grey darker. Didn't really want to use black ink but didn't want the grey too light either ... gosh I sound fussy. I have lightly coloured the image and then cut it out mounting it on to my snowy background with 3D foam.
Now I have to 'fess up' as the ribbon along the bottom has only been added as when I stamped my sentiment, it went a little wonky and looked dreadful. If I had used my stamp platform it wouldn't have happened - clearly demonstrated by the 'crystal clear' sentiment at the top - valuable lesson learnt.
I've been stashing away my Christmas cards in a box but I really do need to check I have enough of the correct sized envelopes otherwise it will have to be either a quick purchase or even make a few. Must remember to add that to my 'to do' list ...!
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I'm entering my Santa dashing through the snow in the following challenges:
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Crafty Catz - no patterned papers
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - anything goes