Friday, November 2, 2012

Manger Cards, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Happy Friday to you!  How are you? It's November and you know what that means! Holiday thinking, holiday planning, and holiday crafting!  I decided to get my grandchildren Christmas cards completed first this year!  I always have good intentions, but so often get caught up with all the other crafting, and my own family items are not finished in time!  Well, this year I am focusing on family first! Good plan?
Just look at this adorable Stampavie clear stamp image, Away in a Manger.  Perfect for children, no?  The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store has brand new Stampavie stamps in the store.  Just take a look at all the goodness, HERE!  The particular Stampavie image I used today, Away in a Manger is illustrated by Tina Wenke. Her fabulous detail provides a stamp that can be stamped and left as is because it is filled darling artwork. Or, you can chose to color the image like I have.  I used Copic Markers for these two cards today.

Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A dies and A2 Fancy Weave Dies are what I used to cut out my image and all card layers.  The second layer from the card top is actually the inside cutout from the A2 Fancy Weave Die I used.  These matting die sets are perfect for creating all those many layers we love when making cards.  The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store carries these new dies along many other Spellbinders Sets.  (Some are on sale too!)  What do you think?  I cannot wait to share them!

A peek at the card inside!  Using that "go to" set, JustRite's Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments again!  I stamped my Merry Christmas sentiment with VersaFine Black Onyx ink.  I love VersaFine Ink for clear stamping. I seem to get a cleaner image with VersaFine ink & clear stamps.  With that said, my Copic colored image was stamped with Memento Ink Tuxedo Black because it does not bleed when using Copic Markers! 

I have colored 4 more of these images!  They are all different, no two are alike!  I tried a study of grey Copic Markers on one of them!  Will share soon!  Stay tuned and have a fabulous Friday!

Supplies at The Stamp Simply Store

  • Stampavie Clears Stamp Set, Away in a Manger is HERE.
  • Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A are located HERE.
  • Spellbinders A2 Fancy Weave Die Set can be seen HERE.
  • Therm-O Web 3D Foam Square Dimensionals HERE.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink is HERE.
  • JustRite Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments are HERE.
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink can be seen HERE.


marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful cards, love both of the colors!

Conniecrafter said...

Awww precious image, terrific coloring and lovely framing!