Friday, December 12, 2008

sleigh bells ring

Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set by Stampin' Up! is one of my absolute favourite Christmas stamps. It is totally "vintage" and reminds me of the cards my parents received when we were young - snow scenes with lots of glitter!
I sent this card to my brother and his wife - hi!! (waving) and I hope that they enjoy it !
The colouring technique is achieved by using Stampin' Up! ink pads and the aqua painter as a brush. I have a silver glitter pen by Sakura that I use to add just a dusting of sparkle. After stamping the image I cut out the ornament shape with my Sizzix large circle die, then added a "hanger" using the Tab punch.
To give the ornament a 3-D look, take a sponge with Chocolate Chip ink and gently
dab in a circular motion.
All of that is mounted on a mat of Ruby Red cardstock, and Holiday Treasures designer paper - more vintage! Lastly, another favourite of mine Red Riding Hood organdy ribbon.
If you love this stamp set too, read on. The sad news is that it is on the retired list, the good news is you can purchase it at 10% off until December 23rd, AND get free shipping for orders over $100.00!!

There you have it, stay tuned and have a great day!

all materials are Stampin' Up! except for the Sakura glitter pen

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