Thanks for popping in.
Been a filthy day outside today! Haven’t ventured beyond the back door at all, except to gather a few holly sprigs and beech branches from the garden.
But inside it has been warm and toasty; I’ve had Alexa playing happy Christmas tunes all day, and I’ve been what one could call dressing the house. Tree’s up, garlands and decs everywhere. I blimming love Christmas. The run up to it depends on how you look at it. I see it as a time when the family gets together under one roof again. Sure, it’s a lot of work, but it’s a joyous kind of work! We’ve been going like the clappers for months at Clarity, and this is the treat, the reward at the end of the year for me. And as the week counts down to the 24th, and the kids land, rest assured, I will be savouring every moment.
On that exciting note, and with the 24th in mind, how about a Christmas card using that fab fusible fibre that’s still on sale – and still on the table here ?! Shucks. Didn’t put it away!
Many of you have The Twas the Night Stamps I have been drawing for years. So let’s use one of those!
COMPLETE COLLECTION . (Also available individually)
The 4th one with the bauble is one of my faves.
Right. Ready? I want to get back to present wrapping, so it will have to be a quickie!
Get the white fibre ready, ink up the stamp with black archival ink, place the fibre directly onto the stamp. You only need the bauble, so don’t waste fibre on the words.
Lay baking parchmnet over the fibre and iron with a hot iron until you see the image. Don’t over cook it.
Whilst it it still warm, mould the roof of the cottage with the ball tool.
Peel off the stamp – perfect.
Cut out the Bauble.
Stamp the Universal Framer onto a 5”x5” blank white card. Told you this was a quickie!!
Stamo the Twas the Night Stamp into the middle. Overlapping a bit? Watch…
The Fibre bauble will sit like so. Easy.
Let’s put the little Stamp away. So I know where he is next time!
Colour in the Sky with a blue Perga Colour (I went with No. 13). The bullet end.
Colour in the flourishes on the Universal Framer with the fine tip of the same pen. Perfect example of an excellent double-ended pen. Works like a dream.
Go over the blue on the card with a Wink of Stella, to get a beautiful blue shimmer. Easy.
Cut out a circle of double-sided adhesive to attach the bauble.
Tart up the T which didn’t stamp perfectly with a Micron Pen. I know. You didn’t notice. But I did!!!
There you go! Easy. Handmade. Delightfully crisp and tactile.
And the thing is, it only took me 10 minutes from start to finish. Oh. And 10 minutes to find the blimming Wink of Stella pen!!!
There’s still a Fusible Fibres Buy One Get One Free Sale on the website. In other words, buy one white – we’ll send you a second white FREE etc. Or blue, or green or pink or yellow – we have a super selection of colours! Stock up now.
Anyway, I enjoyed the little cardmaking session. Especially using TWAS THE NIGHT.
It’s getting closer.
Love & Hugs,