Thanks for popping in. Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, right? If you actually watched the Christmas Day TV Show on Hochanda, you will have seen this double- set of fabulous tree and deer stamps which I showcased early that Christmas morning.
They are both available individually – the positive and the negative sets – but there is still a super duper saving on the double pack. I checked on the Clarity website, to make sure it’s still in place. And it is. You get the positive set FREE!! And since this is Bloggy Tutorial Month, I thought I’d shine a little light on this oh-so-exceptionally good tree and landscape set.
You may recall this demo on the day, using the Winter Wonderland block stamp. I wanted to clarify that this tree scene is not just for Christmas!
Today I want to focus on the single Tree block stamp. Love this with a dusting of gold on black.
The middle size stampboard is perfect for this.
- Stamp the tree block using back Archival.
- Sprinkle a tiny amount of fine gold embossing powder over the image. It will catch, believe me! In fact, I tapped and blew quite a lot off before heat embossing!
All I wanted next was a gold line around the oustside. Decided to put the thick gold Posca pen through its paces. B I N G O. You can make gold lines of varying thickness by simply digging the nib into the edge of the board further in or out. Very very easy to do.
- This is a must have. The silver is excellent too. They come in thick nib or ultra fine nib. I thought I’d try to make a thicker gold border, to see whether the gold was gold, not yellow. It is gold. Lovely, metallic gold.
- Lay down a strip of low-tack masking tape where you want to stop the gold, then lightly run the pen in sweeping motions along the whole length of the board.
So here’s the good news:
we’ve got the fineline gold and silver pens in stock.
Here’s the other good news:
the thick nib gold and silver are on the boat, and due to land at the end of the month. They’re like hen’s teeth at the moment! We have been waiting months! So we are putting them on the website, for you to pre-order today, if you would like a pair.
We will send them as soon as they come in. They won’t hold up anything else you order; we’ll just put them on back order for you, so you get them as soon as they come in. CLICK HERE TO PREORDER>
I think a simple sentiment from Barb’s sticker booklet will hit the spot.
This too shall pass. It will. It surely will.
On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being lovely, tiptoe through the tulips lovely, and 10 being dire, dark and dank, where did your today land? Mine was a definite growing day. Not dire. Nobody dired! But not a bowl of cherries either. So I’d give it a solid 6.
Thing is, THIS TOO SHALL PASS !! And I know for sure that even what I consider to be my worst days are better than millions of peoples’ best days. In fact, how very dare I even THINK that I’ve had a shitshittershittest day! When nothing really even happened except in my head !!!
Where’s your attitude of gratitude, Gray?!
And on that happy note I shall love you and leave you – and go track down those two Vikings and a husband. Great title for a book: Two Vikings and a Husband.
Love Barb xxx