I thought I'd share with you a preview of the newest stamp of the month at Cornish Heritage Farms, called The Pines, releasing on October 1st.
Since I didn't get any Christmas cards sent last year, I thought I'd get an early jump on it this year. I already have a stack of cards, neatly tucked away... all different from each other with their own charm and personality. And while this image is not initially intended as a holiday image, it just shouted snowy winter day to me.
I inked the stamp with New Sprout Memento ink and added Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento inks around the edges to give a variance of color. Since my colored Memento inks are in the dewdrop shape, it's really easy to do this. If you have full size ink colors, you could use a stipple brush and paint the ink onto the image for even coverage.
Tip: I'm a stamper that prefers to die-cut any shapes (like this Label or sentiment tag by Spellbinder) prior to stamping the image. I align my image on my acrylic block and test a few times on scrap paper to ensure placement. I know there are creative ways to hold the die in place to cut out an image neatly, but this is my successful route (and I have a low scrap rate)... so it's up to you what works best!After I stamped the image, I used my Copic marker to add a bit of sky into the image. I kept it light... and it really reminds me of how the sky looks on a particularly cold day. I added COPIOUS amounts of Polar White Flower Soft. I think I went a little overboard, hmm? But, it really makes the image a holiday image, doesn't it? Yep - I thought so too!
Thanks for stopping by,
-The Pines (October SOTM) by CHF
-Vintage Christmas Expressions (MLM) by CHF
-New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black Memento inks by Tsukineko
-Simply Smooth White cardstock by CHF
-Kraft cardstock by Prism
-B00 Copic marker and airbrush system
-Impressabilities (Snowflake) and Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Sewing machine and thread
-Polar White Flower Soft
-Ribbon by Making Memories