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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scrappy Bird Stamping

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to get really serious about Christmas cards.  Today's cards make use of a stamp set I got from StampinUp (both the image and the sentiment), and some paper scraps.  I started by stamping with StazOn ink on plain paper.  I used metallic water color paints to color the image (They're by Yasutomo and I got them at Fred Meyers). They really give a pretty sheen to the focal. I really like using a water pen with them.  In this case I used the Aqua Painter from StampinUp. It allows for pretty detailed work. The background is patterned paper from a set from Hot Off the Press.  I inked the edges of both the paper and the card.

Here's another one.  I didn't have much of the red paper left, but had a scrap of green with a similar border.  The two went together pretty well.  I cut around the focal with a scalloped edged blade on my paper cutter - then cut a mat in a similar way.  As you can see, I inked all edges before assembling.

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