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Sunday, 1 December 2013

This is just getting ridiculous!

I have been horrendously bad at blogging recently, so I thought I better do some papercrafting to get back on board...after all....tis nearly the season!!!


I have a huge collection of stamps, and haven't played with them for ages, so I dug out this selection from Papermania (Urban stamps)....
I chose and stamped one of the images, and coloured with promarkers.
If you buy stamps with coloured images on the reverse you can use them as a colouring guide, which makes the experience less daunting.
Next i decided to cut them out, leaving a thin white outline for easy cutting.
Now to select backing papers ....I has a huge stash....and found these awesome "Blonde Moments" papers that had a similar artistic feel as the stamp set...
Leaving a white border helps the stamped image stand out from the papers, but you can soften the edge by choosing a marker in a light tone that is sympathetic to the background. 
Now for a sentiment...and I have lots of those too...especially Anna Griffin ones...
Using just 2 papers, I ripped strips to make a collagey background then edged with red marker...
The fairy is raised on teeny tiny foam pads.
 So now I decided to decorate the envelopes.
I chose another small stamp from the same collection, masked off the centre of the envelope and stamped a border. I decided to leave these just as outlines, but then stamped another as a seal on the flap and coloured it in.
I really enjoyed making these, had forgotten how much fun stamping and colouring could be.
And now I have several more paper projects to do "for the season", so hopefully will have more to blog(plus finishing up a knitting project to share)
I would like to enter these cards for the following challenges...
Paper Saturdays - decorating envelopes
Crafting When we Can - Winter (spirit of the season)
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes (must include stamping)

Enjoy :D XXX
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8 comments:

  1. Don't beat yourself up about it, trying to keep up with the "social media" is a job in itself. Your cards came out beautifully. Happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you Carol :D Much appreciated

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  2. I love the detail and pains-taking beauty of each card!
    I am so ....behind as well...I have tons of reading to do, knitting, and of course Christmas greetings!,,the panic is seeping in! xoxoxoDebi

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  3. Lovely cards Gina! Colouring in is very therapeutic don't you think :)
    ManonX

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  4. Gina, these are so pretty! I love them! Blogging is fun, but it is hard to keep up with it and everything else. We all understand. As long as you show up once and while, because we miss you! ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  5. Gina, I too have a bunch of stamps I haven't looked at in forever. You've given me a push to do some fun stuff with them as well. I love your cards. Oma Linda

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  6. Great to see you back :) Wonderful new stamps and fantastic creations.

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  7. Fabulous and thanks so much for playing along with us at the Artistic Stamper!!

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