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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Messing around with tiny stamps.....

I've been playing around with some tiny flower stamps - the sort you get as fillers in all sorts of stamp sets - a lot of them came from those little Studio G dollar stamps that I collected a ton of, just for the sentiments

So I cut a heart out of some Cricut vinyl, and used it as a mask, be sure to stamp right up to, and over the edges of the heart so that you get a crisp outline


then I used the positive heart to cover up the stamping, and brushed some Sea Glass ink by Simon Says Stamp around the heart....


and here is the finished card - I added a few tiny heart sequins and a bit of Wink of Stella clear glitter for a bit of shine


and using pretty much the same stamps, I punched a partial circle to frame a sentiment on this next card, and stamped the flowers around the frame



I have been holed up in the warm here during a spell of bitterly cold weather - somewhere in my DNA I share some genetic traits with a dormouse - if I could, I would just hibernate, bury myself under a duvet and come up blinking and needing an urgent visit to my hairdresser when Spring arrives.....but as that can't happen, I just wrap up like Nanook of the North, spend a fortune on various bits of thermal clothing that nobody will ever see (and wouldn't want to, believe me!), grit my teeth and get on with it. Preferably indoors, preferably with the heating turned to max, that way I will get through the misery until those daffodils and crocus start popping up through the frozen ground. Now all this talk of cold has made me even colder. Hot chocolate anyone?

10 comments:

  1. These cards are downright gorgeous, Enfys! Very spring-like, too. They made me feel just a tad warmer, sitting here in frigid Minnesota, USA.

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Your cards are beautiful!

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  3. I love your cards, Enfys! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!

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  4. The frame is my favorite. Keep the ideas coming. I think I'm going to try that this weekend. We are in a bit of a warm spell here in Cincinnati Ohio. It was 62 degrees today and today 43 and then it climbs up to 62 for this weekend -- But rain is 60% each day until sometime next week. Keep bundled up!!

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  5. What a great idea to use those little stamps! Thanks Enfys for the inspiration. Although the temperature here in Georgia is warm for January, whenever we get a cold spell, I have a tendency to take long naps, my own hibernation !

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  6. Love to see your ideas always very nice. These cards are very pretty.
    We are into a very mild spell this week in Alberta, Canada. Had a few weeks of very cold weather but today it is +7C starting to see lots of grass. Will enjoy while we can because it can change very fast here.

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  7. Cute, cute, cute ... thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and showing a great way to use tiny stamps like these!

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  9. This is a brilliant idea, and your cards are fantastic!

    As for your hibernations tendencies, well I share them, though in my case I suspect I'd be a hedgehog = pricklier than a dormouse!

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  10. Ooh these cards are an absolute delight! So bright and cheerful - love them! Stay warm and cozy, it will soon be Spring! xxx

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x