Using some Stash

Hello Everybody,

just a quick card using some of my stash, which incidentally is also the theme of the ‘Out of a Hat Creations’ challenge.

As always this time of year I have been making Christmas cards. The one I want to share with you today has been made using a stamp I had sitting in the draw for some years and I never managed stamping it properly until now. Well I suppose it is thanks to a stamping mat, something which has been on my horizon for a while, but I never thought I needed. I simply got it because I got a bit tired of EZ-mounting my unmounted rubber stamps. I must say it works perfectly well. So here is the card:

The stamp is by Inkadinkado and surprise surprise is still available from Crafty Devils. I just googled it 🙂 … it has been sitting in my draw for at least 6 or so years, I bought it at a Fair which at the time was organised by Courtyard Crafts in Brimstage, that was before they stopped trading and became Little Claire stamps. It tickled me at the time to think that I would be able to send Christmas cards, telling everybody that my husband is a ‘Saint’. 😀 lol

The doCrafts ribbon is from last year and got never used, the papers were freebies from last year … do I need to say more …

I added colour highlights using water-colour pencils and distressed the edges using tea stain and ruby red inks from Stampin’UP! (I think they are both retired). The edges were blended with white craft ink to give a snowy effect. The snowflake die is a Memory Box one.


Back tomorrow … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂