Tuesday, 11 September 2012

CC2C - Christmas is coming....

Hello Friends

The Lovely Linda over at Studio L3 has asked us this week to turn to page 44 of the Compendium of Curiosities book II, follow the instructions and put the technique to use.  Well, as Christmas is lurking ever closer this technique was crying out for me to play with some recently acquired stamps to let them play!

Here is the first one using Pine Needles, Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain DIs on cream cardstock.  I then used some Christmas paper and punched a strip using my EK Success 2in1 punch adding some stickles to add a touch of sparkle. punched a label to add a sentiment on edging with Fired Brick DI.

And for the second stamp I used Coffee Archival ink, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain DIs on white cardstock.  For the background papers I used some glassine and alcohol inks and then layered this onto some more Christmas Bo Bunny card and wrapped some fibres tying them in a bow.  Both stamps are Inkadinkado.

Loved the look of this technique and can see some more Christmas cards coming up using this technique.  Thanks Linda!

There is still time if you wish to join in with this technique.  You just need to ensure you have Mr Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities II book and play along.  Don't forget to pop along to Tim Holtz's website for more ideas and how tos.  

Thanks for popping by.  

TTFN 

Hettie

8 comments:

Kate said...

Beautifully done, Sam! So vintage! I love them!!
Kate

Michelle said...

Stunning cards. I love the vintage color palette, simple yet elegant.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the crisp white snow effect on the second card.

Kim said...

Great cards! And a wonderful use of the technique.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

These are vintage-looking beauties. I'm plumping for the coffee coloured as my fave. But they're both GREAT! xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sam this is another great share too love the vintage stamps Shaz in Oz.x

akmoose said...

I really like your vintage santa. Love the idea of using this technique with a large picture stamp. my sample is under "jules"

Kim said...

Oh wow...fantastic cards. Not to sound redundant..but so perfectly vintage!!