Welcome to our Sweet Pea Stamps (SPS) blog hop. Each of Sweet Pea’s amazing designers has come up with creative ways to use a non-Christmas themed image to create a Christmas themed project! We hope to inspire you to work out of the box for each and every holiday with images you might not consider when crafting.
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For my non-Christmas image I chose ching-chou-kuik’s Face #4. You can purchase most of CCK’s images in digital format or as rubber stamps. Her newest images are rubber stamp only. I colored Face #4 with Copics and I chose traditional Christmas colors. After coloring I trimmed her with curved dies. Before layering the image on green and red cardstock, I accented the inner background with green and red PanPastels and the outside edges with red ink.
Skin: E000, 009, 04, 11, 21, R20;
Hair: G40, 43, 46, 94, 99;
Roses: R01, 02, 05, 08, 89, W6.
My die cut accents are poinsettias and a white fleur di leis snow flake. My poinsettias were cut and embossed. While they were still in the die, I added gold ink to the embossed areas. The snow flake was cut in half and added to the top left corner and bottom right corner of the main image.
- My list of supplies and their links:
- Dies: Spellbinder’s A2 Curved Matting Basics A and B, Create-A-Flake 3, and Snowflake Pendent (2013);
- Inks: Fun Stamper Journey’s Candy Apple, Brilliance Galaxy Gold;
- Designer Paper: my stash;
- Cardstock: X-Press It Blender Card, Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream, Candy Apply, Kiwi Slice.
- Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft
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I am thrilled that you stopped by today. I wish everyone safe travels and a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!