Hello! I have 2 holiday projects today. One is for Bombshell Stamps‘ Muse Monday, and the other is for the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. First, I am going to tell you about the December Muse Monday. What’s Muse Monday, you ask? Well, each month I pick a stamp set that I want the Design Team to work with. Each Monday of the month, different Design Team members show off that set in their own unique style. Our goal is to give you some fresh ideas, and to inspire you to use these sets as well! This month, I went with Pin-Stripes. I adore this set. I use it pretty frequently.
It’s a glitter-iffic ornament! The ornament started as a clear, plastic cube. I coated the inside with floor wax, and then a coat of clear glitter. Next I inked up my stamps using a glue pad, and stamped the left image. Added the glitter. Stamped the right image. More with the glitter. Then I did the center, and I bet you can figure out what I did next….more glitter! I added a pretty tinsel ribbon, and voila! It’s ready for my mom’s Victorian/Steampunk tree.
I had just re”inked” my glue pad…and it was still pretty wet. I probably should have used some patience and waited, because there was a bit too much glue on my stamps. But, now I know for next time! And there are 3 other sides I can do, right? Now…on to my Creepmas project.
I recently acquired some Stampotique images that I have been coveting for years. Years, I tell you. Well, I finally have a few in my arsenal, and I just couldn’t wait to use them!
This is Prom Queen, and I love her. I get her. That look on her face…those clothes. She and I understand each other pretty well. She’s frequently just saying “Ugh” to me out of sheer disgust for all the happy-happy-joy-joy that happens this time of year. You get it too, right? Don’t tell me I’m the only crazy one that “hears” what my stamps are saying……………………………………..
I colored her with watercolors. And I had a lot of fun playing with the background and the layers of this card. I used pens, paint, ink…if I had more time, I would have really gone hog wild…but I am happy with the end result.
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