Today was dedicated to (mostly) stamping. I had a blast! I tried a lot of new techniques, some old techniques, and used most of my new stamps. This is one of my favorites, and I’ve been itching to use it, because it reminds me of “home.”
I sponged some Whisper White card stock with Night of Navy classic ink. And, of course, I masked a moon with a post-it note. After I finished, I added some Daffodil Delight to the moon with a sponge dauber. And then, I pulled a Jackie Susnik. Jackie is one of my dear Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator cyber friends. Jackie is one of the designers for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge as well as one of my fellow “hoppers” each month (and that’s coming up Thursday, by the way).
For one of Jackie’s challenge cards, she did this cool spritzy thing after she inked a card, so I copied her idea. I splattered some water from an aqua painter over the night sky. I didn’t think it was splattery enough, so I spritzed a little water over it using an old Stampin’ Mist bottle for good measure. Except, I got a little whiff of rose scent, so I’m thinking I grabbed the wrong bottle. But, hey – Stampin’ Mist works just as well (or better!) than water.
I stamped the little cottage two times – once on the card and once on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I cut out the Whisper White one and layered it on the card. (True confession time. The reason I stamped it twice? I didn’t want to cut out the chimney smoke. So I just cut it off the Whisper White piece, then layered the cottage and trees over it.)
I ripped up a few other pieces of Whisper White and sponged a bit of Night of Navy over them to give the snow drifts a little depth. Then I stamped Santa and the reindeer (you can’t really see it, but Rudolph has a Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details nose!) over the moon.
For the sentiment, I inked the “Christmas” part of the Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes with a Night of Navy marker and stamped it on the bottom of the card. “Merry” is die-cut using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and Silver Glimmer Paper. The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the perfect adhesive for these thinlits.
As a final touch, I added a little Dazzling Details to the snow on the house roof, trees, and snow drifts, and warmed up the house with some Daffodil Delight in the windows.
As you can see, I’m having a blast with the Holiday Catalog. If you haven’t gotten one yet, be sure to let me know so I can send you one!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!