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Monday, December 26, 2016

Noel

Happy Day After Christmas!!
I hope you all had a fabulous day 
and that your holiday
season continues to be joyous!
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I remember seeing these peg stamps years ago.  Like decades ago.  I was always fascinated with them and amazed at the lovely creations that were made with them.  Honestly, it seemed too simple and I thought that I would never be able to create such beauty even if I bought myself a set.  Well, Rubber Stamp Tapestry had a sale and I could resist no more. I purchased two sets for myself and below is a card I made with one of the sets:

What I Used to Make this Card:
White Card Base
Oval Die Cut (I used Die-Namics Stitched Oval Stax, MFT-521)
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Noel Set, SWD-3801
Adirondack Dye Ink in Lettuce & Cranberry (discontinued but available)
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Geranium, Potting Soil & Fern Green
White Cardstock to Stamp On
KaiserCraft Decorative Paper from Yuletide, PK484

Now, some of the really cool things about these stamps is:

  1. You can purchase every stamp they make separately.  You don't need to buy the set if you are in love with one stamp.
  2. They include a "How To" sheet with each set that explains how to achieve the look on the front of the package.  They even include ink colors! And, if you lose the sheet, you can download it from the site! Click HERE, then choose Download Card Insert  to see the "How To" sheet for the Noel Set.
  3. There is ALL sorts of information about peg stamps, tutorials, reviews and more - you really cannot fail using the tips and tricks that they share with you.
OK, back to my card.  I stamped the NOEL with the Fern Green ink, then tried to put the oval die cut over the NOEL so that it would be centered.  I didn't accomplish that, my NOEL is a tad too close to the top of the card, but, (say it with me) that adds to the charm of handmade <grin>.  I then proceeded to stamp the pine cones in Potting Soil ink, the little poinsettia flowers in Geranium ink and the squiggle in the Lettuce ink.  After I went around and around, turning the card as I went, I decided I needed a bit more color and stamped the flowers a few times using Cranberry ink.  I am pleased with the final results, off center NOEL and all, and proceeded to stamp around the "O" with the same images and inks.  I then matted the stamped cardstock onto some KaiserCraft decorative paper and mounted that on the white card blank. 
Another Look
I am SO glad I purchased this set and I am looking forward to using the other set very soon.  Rubber Stamp Tapestry is having a sale right now and you can get yourself a few sets at a great price - just click HERE to go to the specials page (I am not affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies, but I love to pass on a great deal when I see one). There is no end date for the sale, but it is called December Deals so I wouldn't wait too long to scoop up some goodies. I hope my NOEL card inspired you to stretch your limits and see what you can create!  Thank you for stopping by my blog - I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment and follow me ~ Hugs, Christi

I am entering my Noel Card in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - #362, Winter
Perfectly Created Chaos - #7, Christmas Anything Goes (December)
Cards in Envy - Celebrate the Season
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #74, X is for XXX-mas
Christmas Card Challenge - #2 (second entry)


10 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card!! Thanks for joining the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge!
    Marilyn DT

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  2. Very pretty Christmas card! Your stamping is so delicate and pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cards In Envy Challenge!

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  3. Oh this is SO pretty! I love that background.Thanks for joining us at the Christmas card Challenges!

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  4. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
    Happy New Year!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

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  6. So pretty! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Created Chaos, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. What a gorgeous card, welcome to the HOC DT and Happy New Year Donna HOC teammate

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