Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I promise that this will be the last Christmas card for this week. But isn't it elegant? It's another sample for my Christmas Buffet class this weekend. And it uses the Stylish Christmas stamp set, the one that features the DistINKtive stamps. I also featured this stamp set here. DistINKtive stamps are a red rubber stamp invented by Stampin' Up! with a patent pending on the technology, that allows the stamp to create different opacities of ink on the image with just one application of one stamp. It is displayed beautifully with this stamp set.

Take a closer look here:

  • There is a learning curve to get a good image. The last time I used this set, I fought and fought to get a decent flower image with the red ink. I think I used Cherry Cobbler. I had to stamp off a couple of times to get a clean look, but then I would miss some of the lines of the image. With this card, I used Lovely Lipstick for my flower, and I had that one in the new ink pad with the new formula of ink that has defoamer in it. I'd never noticed the difference that made until now, and WOW!! First time stamped, I got a perfect image. So if you're struggling to get a good result with the DistINKtive stamps, try using the new formula ink and I'll bet you find it a lot easier!
  • I used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper as a background. As you can see, over the last week or so, there are a variety of lovely patterns to choose from.
  • The sentiment and flourish are all part of the Stylish Christmas stamp set as well and here I've used Early Espresso to stamp them with.
  • The Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon was just the right width and colour to add some definition and extra embellishment to the project.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.  

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