I had the most fun stamping by the fire on Saturday evening. My go-to challenge after work on Saturday is the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge even though I don't enter it. I have no excuse because I now have a few of Claire's stamp sets to my name.
I am always so impressed by the DT's samples each week and this week was no different. I chose to follow in the steps of Kelly Schirmer and create my own designer paper using tiny Waltzingmouse stamps.
I just 'went' for it. I started by distressing the edge of a white square of card with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I was a bit heavy-handed first time around so I flipped the card blank over and this was my 'barely distressed' effort. Wow Aged Mahogany hardly needs to touch the card to colour it - this was the effect I got around the edge with a very dry sponge!
I used a tiny 'berry' 'dot' from the WM Festive Foliage set - first time this little 'dot' was inked. I used a strong pink from a Color Box Chalk ink stack stamped it with the fresh coat of ink and stamped it again before i re-inked it the next time around. (If I had time I would have loved to have added Glossy Accents to the 'polka dots' not covered by the topper for an extra effect. Instead I went on to make some more designer sheets in different colourways.) The next tiny stamp I used was the one you see stamped in black - from the WM You're Lovely set. And lastly, the tiny trio of stars that I used is from the WM Christmas Cottage set.
To finish off I kinda followed the sketch with a top scalloped border cut with a Martha Stewart Punch, tied some chiffon ribbon round the top and added a topper stamped from the WM You're Lovely set again. Sentiment to be added later - this card is for my crafty stash.
- Scalloped square card base from stash
- Background card created using Distress Ink and WM stamps
- Ribbon from Meiflower