Friday, 21 August 2015

MM # 169 {Lt. Green, Dk Green and Red!}

The challenge this fortnight over at Merry Monday is Light Green, Dark Green and Red - and this is the luscious inspiration photo:
 
I also wanted to make my weekly card for Hazel's Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge ('something old') and also her Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August (anything goes). So I went rootling through my oldest Christmas stamps and this is the card I came up with: 
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- large snippet of SU 'Real Red' card stock, topped with a slightly smaller snippet of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock

- a piece of white card stock and in the centre of the back I placed a Spellbinders circle die - the 3" cut size and just ran an embossing tool around the inside of the die to give me a 'guiding circle' when stamping

- I used a 2006 Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamp set called 'Boxes and Bows' with the following ink pads - SU's Certainly Celery', 'Mossy Meadow' and 'Real Red', plus the little pieces of foliage were stamped using an Encore ' Gold' Ultimate Metallic ink pad. I've had the inkpad for donkeys years, along with a silver one - and wondered how come they're still so lovely and juicy - checked the bottom of the pads and they're made by Tsukineko in Japan, one of the best ink pads makers IMHO

- finally I trimmed the piece of white card down to fit on top of the red and light green card layers (another instance where it's a good idea to leave the final trimming of an image layer until the end) - and then stamped the sentiment in the middle of the wreath using SU 'Mossy Meadow' and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' sentiments set

Ha! I remembered why I don't use these wooden peg stamps very often, especially this particular set - my OCD side gets the twitches as you feel like you're effectively stamping blind if you are a precision freak like me :( So I only made the one!

Di
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21 comments:

  1. Not only does that wreath look great on your card, the inspiration photo has me drooling for M&M's now! Thanks Di! LOL

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  2. You've done a great job with this wreath! The peg stamps are a challenge which is why mine have gathered dust! Maybe I should take them out for a spin. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. A lovely card Di - I've never used peg stamps as they look so fiddly but you've done a great job here.
    Kath x

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  4. The wreath looks lovely and certainly not as though you did it blind. I wish I had a gold ink pad. I'll have to look around.

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  5. What a great card Di. Those stamps are lovely and would be great for birthdays too. I'm not very confident with with tapestry stamps either although I have several sets.

    I like your idea od marking out the circle where you're going to stamp first. Barbxx

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  6. Di, a great cat=rd , love those stamps !
    Ineke x

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  7. Lovely Christmas wreath!! Great job!

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  8. This wreath is gorgeous Di and the colour combination is lovely. The peg stamps make a terrific wreath and it's the random nature of it that makes it so pretty and different every time you stamp. I don't own any peg stamps myself but this beautiful wreath could make me try them! x

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  9. Your present-wreath card looks good to me Di.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  10. I have a friend like you and if we craft together I can see my slightly slap dash ways freak her out,but you made a beautiful card so it comes in handy for some things!!x

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  11. What a brilliant card Di, the wreath is amazing and you have reminded me that I have a card-i-o set that I have never used and would work well in a design like this!! Thank you for the inspiration xx

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  12. I love your pretty wreath Di. I have quite a few of these stamps and love the card samples I see made with them, but when it comes to using them I find that I'm not much good at doing random and so they seem not that easy to work with.
    Jean x

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  13. Super use of old stamps, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  14. Great card and love the wreath, never seen those images before, very different images for a wreath and a shame that is doesn't come as a 'proper' stamp, so to speak.

    Kath x

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  15. Well done for being so brave! I think the blind stamping makes it look more random and real, but ikwym! Xxx

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  16. Brilliant wreath Di, love the way it's made with pressies stamp and the colour combo xx

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  17. Very creative & beautifully stamped, Di! It is hard to go back to wood mounted after using the clear stamps, but I really love my old ones & still think they stamp the best!

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  18. I just adore your RST card. The first time I took my DD to a stamp show, we waited 2 hours for her to get out of that booth. She was a couple hundred lighter in the pocket book. I use to grab for these stamps all the time before she moved away. Never owned this set with the prezzies, but what fun! You did such fine work with them!

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  19. Lovely card! Great job with stamping such a lovely wreath.

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  20. So pretty, I love your wreath. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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