Today I have my September card for the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge. Yay! I actually got it done in September. This month's challenge was 3-2-1 challenge - 3 stamps, 2 embellishments and one circle.
For this card, I used my Seasons of Love stamp set. The three stamps I used were the large star, the snowflake and the sentiment. I stamped the large star in red and cut it out. I then stamped the star again in green and cut out just the circle in the center. I then stamped the snowflake and sentiment on it and layered it on top of the red star with foam dimensionals. And because the star is really a tag, there is a spot on the star to punch out a hole. Since I wasn't using it as a tag, I used a large pearl to cover it. I don't really like the pearl there, but it's better than not being there. I haven't used my Zva crystal flourishes in a while and I thought this card was the perfect chance to use one again.
I was really bummed when the large star stamp tore when I was taking off the acrylic block. I bought this stamp set used a year or so ago. It was very yellowed when I got it but seemed to be just fine. More recently I have noticed a strong vinegar-like smell emanating from the stamp set. I was really surprised when I pulled up on one of the points of the star and it easily tore off. When I pulled on one of the other points, it also tore off. I have never had this happen to a stamp set before and I have no idea what could cause it. Oh well, I'll just put this stamp set on my wish list for the next time I am buying stamps from Waltzingmouse - love getting Royal Mail!
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Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: Bazzill Basics Believe collection
Stamps: WMS Seasons of Love
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, True Black and Memento Pistachio
Other: Zva Creative crystal flourish, Recollections pearl
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"