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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun new Thanksgiving Stamp

I already previewed this stamp (Pumpkin Small Stamp from Hot Off the Press) on Saturday's post, but I really like it for my Thanksgiving Focals. 

This time I cut and embossed a piece of white card stock with my Splendid Circles die set (Spellbinders) BEFORE I stamped my focal.   Then I traced around the inside of the die onto a post-it note to form a mask that I placed before stamping (otherwise the leaves would have stamped onto the fancy edge and looked a bit strange). I did the stamping with copper ink, and then colored it with metallic cream chalks.  I also used the die and chalks as a stencil to color in the raised part of the frame. 

To get a circle the right size for the mat, I simply traced around the outside of my die and then cut that out.  A bit of ribbon & may card is done.

Oh yea, I meant to mention that for a lot of the cards I've been posting lately I've been using paper from 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" mat stacks from Die Cuts with a View.  They work so nicely for cards!  I love having a bunch of coordinating papers to work with, and the small size is just right for many of my cards.

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