It is time to review another gift that came with a craft magazine.
Where did it come from
Papercraft Inspirations Issue 172
When did I get it
6th November 2017
When did I try it
10th December 2017
First quick impression
My first impression is that this is a set to work alongside others in my stash rather than making a complete card with just these. Of course, as with all these posts, I actually come up with my ideas before I look through the magazine and see the inspiration provided. I think I need to just stamp them all out first and see what I come up with. If you want to know how I test out all my new stamps then check out this post all about that.
How pretty are these, it is a shame my silhouetted church has some surface damage but I think it is correctable with a marker pen. Although I certainly stand by my first thought that they will be good used independently of each other with other items from my stash. I have an idea forming…
Creating a background
The stamp set came with an additional free gift A Silent Night Paper Pack from Trimcraft and it was a sheet of this I used for the background of the card. I went around the edges with the Aspen Mist Versa Magic Inkpad. I then used the ink pad to stamp a repeating distressed pattern with the snowflake stamp and again went around the edge of it with the ink pad too.
Before fastening the papers down I used the Festive Garland stamp to stamp across near the top of the decorative panel.I then coloured this in with a mixture of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and Sakura Gel Pens.
The Focal Sentiment
This was made using the Hunkydory for the Love of Stamps For the Love of Inserts Frames and Sentiments Stamp Sets. I stamped the larger bauble frame with Black Ranger Archival Ink and then I decided to do something brave for me because last time I tried it I wasn’t too happy with the results. I used some dabs of Broken China Distress Oxide ink and then sprayed this with a mixture of water and Mica Powder. Thankfully this time I was happy with the way they blended. I dried it with my Heat Tool then stamped the sentiment with the Archival Ink before cutting the bauble out with scissors.You can almost see the shimmer from the Mica Powder. I then tied some Blue Snowflake Print Ribbon around the top, I used my Tonic Flower Forming Tools to add some dimension to it and mounted it to the front of the card with a foam pad.
Completing the Card
I decided the card needed a little bit more so I took some of the blue based paper/card and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out three snowflakes from two different SVG’s and mounted them down the side of the card using Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue. I was quite pleased with the finished result.
The Verdict of the Christmas 5 in 1 Stamp Set
I am really pleased with this stamp set. It is a shame that the church scene silhouette is not in perfect condition so I have deducted a few quality marks for that but as previously mentioned I can correct this with a black marker pen so I am certainly keeping this stamp set in my craft stash.
Do let me know if you have this set and what you have made with it. Come back next Sunday for another festively themed craft creation.
Until next time,