September 22, 2012

May Peace Be Yours

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!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
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"

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Linda!! Bummer with the stamp tearing! Hope all is well! Have a great week!

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  2. This card is awesome Linda! Love the warm colours and that dazzling swirl...so beautiful my friend.

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