Monday 19 September 2011

Vintage Inventor Christmas


Have I mentioned that my favourite stamp set at the moment is the Vintage Inventor Stamp set deisigned by Sam Poole?

Well, if you didn't know that, have a look at the past few posts and you will see 3 other posts using this set.

I set myself a challenge to use the set for a Christmas card. And here it is :

The background has been made using the lemon juice technique (seee earlier post) and crushed olive, forest moss and barn door distress ink pads. The foliage stamp is from the Creative Expressions Christmas Designs 3 stamp set but I think there is also a similar stamp on the Christmas Post stamp set.

The Vintage Inventor was stamped onto some card which was coloured with the forest moss distress ink and then cut out.

The sentiment has been stamped onto a piece of American Seam Binding which was inked with forest moss.

I'm not sure where the holly stamp is from but they're fairly easy to find especially at this time of year. The holly has been stamped with black archival and then quickly embossed with clear powder. It was then coloured in with Evergreen, Scarlet Blush and Rich Gold Cosmic Shimmer drawing inks.

A bit of paper piercing round the edges of a piece of maroon card and then mounted onto green and the card is finished.

What do you think? I think it works, don't you? What about adding a poinsettia bloom to his hat instead or replacing the whole hat with a santa hat, party hat or a crown? Great fun!


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