Friday, 13 July 2012

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use an Un-inked Stamp

Our theme for you this week over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is:

 'Use an Un-inked Stamp'
(or one that's not seen any ink in a while)

The winner of this challenge will get to guest design for one of next month's challenges!

I'm usually quite good at inking up new stamps...they don't tend to sit around for long before I use them (papers on the other hand...), but as I was looking through my Christmas stamps, I found a sweet little Hero Arts set called 'Enjoy the Season' that I'd bought in the post-Christmas sales and (to my shame) never used! I stamped the tree in black, then 'coloured' the branches using 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer pigment, then mounted them on to my cards (to make up for not having used the stamp, I made three cards!) matted with some gold mirror card. These cards are quite dinky...4 inches square - a great size, as you can cut 3 from an A4 sheet of card, and perfect for 'production line' Christmas crafting!

(Click the photo to get a better view)

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.


Caroline said...

Hi Helen. Gorgeous set of christmas card's love the tree stamp. Caroline xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous collection of cards


Pauline C said...

Ooh Helen I love these - so cute and the stamp is really pretty. Sounds like you did what i sometimes do .... find things I'd forgotten I had lol!! Sorry I haven't visited much recently ... chained to my workdesk pretty much, but today I'm on holiday yippee!! Have a good weekend
Pauline x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

lovely and stylish set;-))m

craftyeyes said...

elegant set of cards thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck tracy :) said...

Beautiful cards. Love those trees. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck.Hugs, Jill x

Zippy said...

Beautiful cards, love the stamp and such elegent cards. xxx

Mandi said...

These are terrific Helen
Very elegant
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Michelle said...

Beautiful set of cards, Helen!

Claire said...

Fab set of cards. I think I have alot of stamps that have either not been inked for a while or at all!! Hugs, Claire x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chrissie said...

These are lovely Helen, the gold looks amazing!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Simply fab - this design is just great for batch making cards


Sandra H said...


Marrigje said...

Great christmas cards. Lovely tree stamps.


Mynnette said...

I think this is the perfect size for gift giving! Add them to a plate of cookies--two heartfelt gifts!!! LOVE the gorgeous tree image, a beautiful set of cards! :)

chrissy xx said...

Super cute cards....LOve them. Such a pretty stamp.

Heather said...

This is a really cute image and I love the simplicity of the cards. The gold matting is a perfect finishing touch.