Tuesday, December 01, 2015

December 1, 2015 Christmas Bows

I received a beautiful card a couple of weeks ago from a dear stamping friend Diane  using this awesome stamp set Holiday Bows from The Ton.  The stamps are two step stamps in clear polymer and after watching a video and calling my friend Diane I figured out how to make the bows look "perfect",  I think these bows could be used year around for Birthdays too.  I also got the die set to go with but have not used them.  There seems to be fewer hours in my days the last couple of weeks.  I have a pad of christmas papers from Doodlebug in purples, greens and blues so that is the color theme I went with for this card.  Inks are from AMuse and I found the pigment inks worked best for me vs,. the dye inks.  I made up 3 x 2 samples to keep with the stamp set so I knew what colors went well together,  Some I tried just didn't do the stamps justice.  Challenge:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Craft your passion - anything goes

3 comments:

Diane said...

Gorgeous! Wasn't it just so much fun once you got the technique down? I got the die set now, and practiced die cutting a bow. They work perfectly. I love how you used the stamp set. Good luck in the challenge!

Loz said...

This is a beautiful card and stamp set Shirley..Loz

Cheryl W said...

Wow, Shirley! Your stamped bows look amazing - so realistic! I think this would be a great stamp set to have. Like you said, it could be used for birthdays, too.