Here's one of the cards we made at last night's Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks:
I am very pleased with how this card turned out. It was one that I struggled with for quite a while, but it was worth the effort. This stamp set is called Holy Triptych - what a gorgeous set! I stamped it onto Naturals White paper with Timber Brown StazOn ink. Then I colored her using the blender pens and ink pad lids (when the ink pads are closed, you squish the top and bottom together to form a puddle in the lid when you open it). Her gown is Purely Pomegranate (same as the base card color), her wings are River Rock, and I just had to make her brunette (like me!) with Close to Cocoa ink. Coloring like this is really very easy - the main thing you need to remember is that after you load your blender pen with ink, be sure to begin coloring where you want the color darkest because it will fade from there. The River Rock ink pad didn't create an adequate puddle of ink, so I just grabbed my re-inker bottle and squirted out a drop into the lid. This allowed me to really get some good, rich color without having to scrub too much.
The corners of the angel pieces are cut using the Ticket Corner punch. The ribbon is the 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain done the easy way... I took a 5" strip and put glue dots on the ends, wrapped that around and stuck the ends to the back of the cardstock. Then I took another 5" strip and did a half-knot around the first strip. This uses less ribbon, looks just as good (if not better), and is much easier than tying!
The River Rock swirls behind the angel are from the Baroque Motifs set - truly one of my favorite stamps! And the "Peace" sentiment comes from a stamp in All Holidays, but since the stamp actually says "Peace Love Joy", I just inked the Peace part using the Rose Red marker (there isn't a Pomegranate marker). It's punched out with the large oval and threaded with a piece of gold elastic cord from the Mini Catalog. Very elegant and easy to tie! To keep the tag from flopping around, I stuck one dimensional on the back of it to hold it in place.
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