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