I wanted to play a little yesterday with mixing stamp sets. I decided to use the Father Christmas set with Merry Patterns. Take a look.
First I inked the two border stamps from Father Christmas in Soft Suede Classic ink. Then I used a Blender Pen to remove the ink in the Christmas Greetings sentiment and colored it back in with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker. I used a stamp positioner to be sure they were lined up like I wanted.
Next I stamped the candle outlines from Merry Patterns. This is an exclusive set for September and October hosts with parties totaling $300 minimum. Keep reading to find out how to get yours!
I broke my rule about photopolymer 2-step stamping. I always stamp the darker color first, because it’s easier to see to line up the stamps. Basic Black is darker than Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, right? Of course it is; but this time, I should have stamped the candle “fillers” first, because it was extremely hard to see the Basic Black outlines. It looks a little bit like it could possibly be part of the candle design, don’t you think? (Answer: No. It does not. It looks like I didn’t line up the stamps. Which, of course, is what happened.) Still, I like they way the candles work with the greeting.
The candle flames are Crushed Curry. Since the stamp set is photopolymer and all the elements are separate stamps, it’s a quick process to stamp it. Here are some more samples using the Merry Patterns set.
You can earn this set – free! Simply invite some friends over for some card making, and if your party totals $300 or more, the set will automatically be added to your order. You can have a traditional party, or you can host a virtual party. Or you can have a Paper Pumpkin party. We can make a few projects with a Paper Pumpkin kit, and your guests can order a pre-paid subscription that they can activate for themselves or give away to a friend or family member. (These make great Christmas gifts!) You’ll be surprised at how quickly those orders add up and how simple it is to hit the $300 goal. Find out more here.
Let me know when you’d like to schedule your party. My October calendar is filling up fast, so contact me today.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
This is REALLY COOL Buffy. I would not have put these stamps together but they work really well. I love it!
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Thanks, Jackie! I was a little surprised at how well they worked, since they’re totally different styles.