I have used a lot of layering stamps because I love the look, but when I got the Hampton Art stamp platform, stamps and inks, I realized what I had been missing.
The stamps come in sets with 2, 3 or even 4 layers. The butterfly set is so detailed and very easy to line up.
Also the inks come in tonal groups that are made to work together from dark to light.
In my make I used the silhouette stamps from the leaf and flower set, to create the background. I masked off either side and used Hampton Arts’ lightest inks.
The Hampton Art Stamp Perfect is amazing. Precision results every time and no wobble from the hinges!
I used the platform to stamp the four layered butterfly, starting with the outline using the darkest ink, to the silhouette background, using the lightest ink from their set. It’s a very beautiful butterfly. 🦋
To finish the card I used a sentiment from the Hampton Art butterfly stamp set, ribbon either side and just a few sequins.
I hate tidying my stash but it was gradually taking over the front room. My poor partner was just putting up with it and I felt really bad. I really did not think my stash would fit here, but somehow after two days of organising I tidyed my stash away.
I just have to face the fact that I am a messy crafter. I just have to have my whole stash within reach as I never plan my makes. I just have ideas as I craft and need my whole stash around me as I never make a plan. Does anyone else do this or am I the only one?
Anyway, in an attempt to be neat I went to town to get some draws. I sorted my inks glitters and polishes. I think the draws are ugly so I will decorate them soon.
However, I do like these small draws. Each draw is a different colour and I put my sewing tools, small wooden stamps and daubers. They are messy already as I put all the small things in there that don’t have a home!
I think I will always be a messy crafter but out of the caios comes art, cards and gifts so I am happy with that. I am lucky to have a patient husband though!!!
Brilliant and different idea here…..
I have a Star Ornament Pop-em for you today –
I made this at Ally Pally so I can’t remember the inks and paints used. I know that I used CS Matt Chalk Paint for the ring and the dark red section – that dark red section wasn’t properly dry when I foiled it so it’s a bit distressed but I really like it.
All the sections are foiled with waste – inking first with either Distress Oxide or Wendy Vecchi Make Art Inks.
The waste is from the Spellbinders Glimmer Plates – Warm Winter Wishes, Elegant Square (2 sections), Elegant Rectangle and Copperplate Happy Birthday. I can’t remember where the other section is from.
The sandwich I used on the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System was – the Glimmer…
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I love the Scandi look so much this year as you can breathe new life into all your old Christmas stamps.
On this card I started with a Kraft card blank and went around the edge with Cosmic Shimmer Guilding Polish in Pearl Lustre.
I picked a plaid patterned paper in red and white that is key to this look and matt layered onto white card then mounted onto my card blank leaving a boarder on either side.
Next on white card I stamped my stag in red and my sentiment in a christmassy green then heat embossed them with clear holographic embossing powder. I stamped my heart in white onto Kraft card then embossed as before.
Using Spellbinders labels 3 dies I cut my stag and Kraft card layer. I cut out my heart and closely around my sentiment. I used a boarder embossing folder on some Kraft card then cut it out also.
After putting together my card I put some gems in the stags antlers and pearls in green and white around the edge. I finished with a wooden embellishment, ribbon and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss on the boarder.
I love putting an insert in my cards and make up a batch before I make my cards.
I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and gets what they want and sees who they want to see. ☃️
Wow I’m impressed, your very brave to wander around in your birthday suit! Look forward to seeing your Christmas card Xxx
I have the chance to live in a country where being naked in front of strangers is completely normal. And while some might see this as completely abhorrent, I have come to embrace it (not while I’m naked mind you 😆) and I will try to expose the reasons why I unrobe in public without batting an eyelid, and not because I’m staring so hard… 🤣
I had a “normal” Asian Christian upbringing, meaning puritanical and guilty about everything 😉 which didn’t mean I stayed like that, in fact I went the complete opposite way…but that’s for another post. Nevertheless I don’t think I saw another naked woman until I was 26, at the gym showers in France, and of course all those topless women on the beaches in France. I picked up the topless bit on the beaches fairly quickly but never really felt comfortable and still walked around…
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If you’re just starting your very own crafty journey, feel free to ask me anything. I have 19 years of craft design and technique to share
I love creating craft projects you can keep forever. I will never stop making cards, but they always end up in somebody’s draw and maybe looked at occasionally.
My projects are normally quite dark as I like to use black or dark blues then highlight the raised areas with mica powders or mattalic polishes.
On this mixed media project I used a light blue chalk paint and decoupage paper for the background.
I have been busy the past week with the children, shopping and everything else so have not had much time.
I wanted to send a thank you card to a friend, a male friend. I struggle with cards for men but luckily this friend love birds. Being elderly he doesn’t get out much so watches the birds from his window.
I check weekly that he is fine and when I made him a sandwich I put this card on top of it, put the sandwich in front of him then left before he opened it. He hates any mushy stuff, that’s why I got the hell out of there!
I’m still on an adult coloring book kick. Here are a couple recent finished pieces. First, we have a coffee/snack inspired picture:
This second image was actually one that I cut out of a paper from my House of Rituals pagan subscription box. Personally, I think the star and the reindeer antlers make her look like a winter witch, although the flowers point more to a springtime feeling, so who knows?
Both of these are currently up for sale on my Ebay store, so if you like them, check it out!