It's Bonfire Night in the UK, so lots of treacle toffee, sparklers, fireworks, baked potatoes and parkin. I'm at work all day and into the evening tonight so no partying for me until tomorrow. Instead we're having some sparkle via this fortnight's Stamp Man challenge.
It feels a bit like coming home, being asked to be on The Stamp Man design team as I've know Jill and Ian for so long. Look at the photo Jill chose to introduce me to the world lol
Not that I mind, it's my normal look when I'm crafting ;) although for this challenge I indulged in my love of Hero Arts and show my clean and simple side! I saw Karen Jackson demonstrating these baubles at Happy Stampers Northwest at Port Sunny and just fell in love with the 3d idea.
-To make the baubles this way, just stamp the image three times in a colour of your choice, cut them out then fold them in half. Choose the best one for the centre the glue a folded ornament on the left and one on the right.
-Stamp up the card (that Merry Christmas is a denami stamp from The Stamp Man many years ago!), using the Fabulous Flourish. This is truly, truly FaBuLouS and a sell out at the Port Sunny show. It calls your name when you see it, and is so, so versatile! [looks fab on dark blue, stamped in white, with snowflakes, but can I find where I put that card? No....arrrgggh!!]
- Attach the long thread to the card by taping it to the back then bringing it over to the front and taping it down.
- Tie a bow around the top of each ornament then glue them down on the card.
There's lots more inspiration from The Stamp Man design team over on their challenge blog, along with details of the winners from challenge #8: cards for men and space to link your work so we can go and take a gander at it :) Have fun :) :) :)