Saturday, November 19, 2016
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Vintage Christmas
I love vintage stamps and don't have a huge amount in my stamp collection, but I do love the ones I have and this is one of my favorites in my Christmas stamps. I tried to use muted colors using my copic markers. This gittered brocade paper was left as a scrap on my cutting table from a previous stamping project. Loved the regal colors and added the red seam binding tie to contrast and then added a sprig of holly. The challenge can be found here.
A little stamping fact about me. I don't really like repeating any card I do, mainly out of the lack of excitement that doen't carry over in duplicating what I have done. I love the creativity of putting it all together, so I compare myself to a kalidiscope. I just never like seeing it in the same way again, life is always in motion just like the pieces inside the kalidiscope, and the probablity of ever repeating that exact pattern is just so unlikely. As it is also with me. So, each person getting a handmade card from me always gets a one of a kind, and I have to say finding these great challenges have been great motivation for me and kept me excited in the card making process this year. Most of them can be found here on my blog or in my gallery over at Splitcoaststampers. If you type in LLChristmas you will see many of my collection for this year that have been loaded over there. It's been a fun cardmaking season this year and I haven't had this much fun in years.