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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Christmas - the most wonderful time of the year

This week Christmas Card Challenges #46 and also the October Rudolph Days challenge are both "Anything Goes".  So here is a santa card for the challenges....I really like this stamp but have struggled to ink it up nicely to stamp but discovered that if I use a brayer to apply the ink I get a lovely even cover and perfect stamped image.  Because the image is quite finely detailed just inking with maroon is very effective....so I just layered the panel onto a celadon green coloured layer and a matching maroon onto a white card and then finished off with a gold embossed sentiment that I also layered and 3D mounted.  Thanks for taking a peek

October Rudolph Days Challenge

7 comments :

  1. With a lovely stamp like that you only need a sentiment. He's a really jolly traditional Santa. A lovely card Robyn. Barbxx

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  2. As you say Robyn a lovely detailed image, and how utterly clever of you to work out using a brayer for the inking of this stamp, it would be a shame to waste it, so well done.
    Love the maroon stamping with the gold embossed sentiment too!
    So delighted to be GDT member for Rudolph Day Christmas Challenge, thank so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  3. Hi Robyn, Nice card. Love the colour.

    Hope you are having ancie week. Sue

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  4. So pretty! I like the image in that color ink!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  5. What a gorgeous stamp and card Robyn I love the colour you've used to stamp him and the tip about trying a brayer for inking the stamp.

    Sue xx

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  6. Yes, it is so pretty and a perfect impression! I was just reading an old article about brayers. Maybe a tool I should get out more often. TFS!

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  7. Hi Robyn, a traditional Santa image stamped beautifully... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn

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