Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Creative Frenzie

I've been having fun with a new stamp set I received Saturday from Waltzing Mouse stamps, it's called Vintage Christmas. This set is "Nestie friendly", I love it!

The first two pictures I have are Christmas gift tags. This stamp fits in the largest of the Small Labels set and the oval part I cut with an oval Nesties die so I could pop it to give it dimension and hide the stamp I'd already used on it.

Each of these tags were colored with Copic markers and the oval parts air brushed with the Copic ABS. I punched snowflakes and added blue rhinestones in the middle for the blue tag and colored and cut out holly that I'd used Crystal Effects on the berries for the green tag then added large eyelets and organdy ribbon. I cut extra Small Labels for the back of the tags so I could stamp "to" and "from" on the back.

My next card is for WSC103, I made it Saturday and haven't had time to do a blog post so today will have to work! I was trying to use as many stamps as possible out of the new Vintage Christmas set so I made my own paper by background stamping and sponging the edges. The stamped image is colored with Copic markers and I used round Nesties dies and one of the Nesties Doodle Parts dies and black brads to finish the card.
The next two cards I made today, I'm trying to come up with some Christmas card designs I'm happy with. I'm getting there!
I used Navy Blue, Papertrey's Spring Rain and Neenah Super Smooth White card stock. The image is colored with a Copic marker cut out with round Nesties die and matted with a label die, the background is a Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and the snowflakes are a old dull punch I need to part with and blue rhinestones.
My last card today is very much the same but I wanted to try the Nesties Eyelet pendant and border dies and added some half pearls.

I need to put this awesome set away for a while and come up with Christmas cards that I can mass produce 100 or more of next. So many stamps so little time... Happy stamping!


Claire Brennan said...

WOW! Jan, you are one busy lady!!! the tags and cards are all fabulous, but I'm particularly taken with the wee tag with snowflakes!!! love the blue and white on this.
Many thanks for letting me know!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh these are so pretty.

Deb said...

oh my goodness, they are all stunning, love them all! hugs Debx

Heather said...

Super fab x-mas cards! I need to get a start on mine! Glad you liked the new Unity sets! They are super fun!

Marcia said...

They fit the nesties so well. Great cards, really happy to see you creating again!

:) Marcia P

Katie Renz said...

These are gorgeous!

Jane said...

Love all of them but I think my favs are the first couple. They are just so classic looking.


Bonnie said...

Holy!! Look at you go! These are fabulously gorgeous!!