While Mike and I were gone over the weekend, I finally got a chance to play with some of my new stamps. One of the first sets in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that caught my eye was the Christmas Magic set. It just made me think of childhood – and it’s a watercolorable set, which I love.
Can’t you hear the Christmas train pulling into the station? I stamped on Watercolor Paper with Jet Black StazOn ink, then colored the images with Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter.
After I finished, I realized the snow needed more sparkle, so I added some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. I’ve been using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for glitter, and it works well. It gives it a little extra 3-D look since it’s thicker. For the train’s windows, though, I used the Fine-Tip Adhesive. I wanted a glassy shine on the windows and headlamp. I ended up adding some glitter to them as well, for that frosty look.
After I rounded the corners of the Watercolor paper and the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, I realized I needed to cover up some punch issues. I have a serious problem with corner punches. Most of them I can work with no problem. But there are some…I first realized I had this problem when I got the Southwest Corner Punch many, many years ago. I was sure my punch was defective until some of my sidelines tried it and I discovered it was me. With the current corner punch, I just get in a hurry and forget to make sure the the paper is seated correctly. So – a bow and some greenery from the Everyday Jars and Flourish Thinlits helped hide my sloppy punching.
Here’s a quick tip about layers. I didn’t do it this time, but do you see that the Cherry Cobbler layer is mostly covered with the Watercolor Paper layer? You can cut out the center of the middle layer and use it for other projects! The Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits are perfect for cutting the centers out of mid-layers! (Thanks, BetsyZ, for that wonderful tip!)
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.