Sheltering Christmas Jar
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making at November classes. We’ll be making two of this one, using Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Jar of Cheer.
I love that little snowman! I stamped the tree and the snowman at the same time. Don’t you love those clear-mount and photopolymer stamps that you can add to the same block? I stamped the snowman two times – once on the Soft Sky Cardstock, and once on Whisper White. I cut out the snowman “basics” from the Whisper White version, added some color with Stampin’ Write Markers, then adhered it to the card. And how about that Dazzling Diamonds snow? I really love that Glimmer Paper.
Before I added the stamped and colored snowman and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, I stamped some of the Sheltering Tree snowflakes in Soft Sky and Whisper White. The final touch is the Teeny Tiny Wishes “Merry Christmas” in Cherry Cobbler.
Today, I had a surprise visit from Wesley and Amelia. She knows that all the fun stuff in this house – Jon’s old toys and my stamping tools – is downstairs, and she’s a stair master now. I still hold my breath when she goes down, but she does quite well. Usually she does a step at a time, but sometimes she decides to slide down two or three or five at once. My heart stops, but she has fun. Kids.
I use Stampin’ Up! grid sheets when I stamp, and I had just thrown one away. She saw all the ink and colors on it and was very excited to rescue it from the trash. And then she found a stamp. She’s played with my photopolymer and clear-mount stamps before, but this was the first wood-mount she had seen. So I inked it and we stamped. And stamped and stamped. Amelia loves dogs and cats and elephants and frogs, so I pulled out Bella & Friends, Pretty Kitty, and Love You Lots and we stamped some more. Then she used her colored pencils to color and add a bit of texture (the pencil popped through the paper).
We had such fun – and I have finally found a stamping buddy! She LOVES to get ink on her fingers and she’s a master at coloring. She doesn’t scribble like most toddlers. She has a plan. Yes, I know, I’m a little biased, but I think she’s a genius. She has definitely inherited her mommy’s talent for art.
Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.