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I decided to show how a typically Christmas stamp set could be used to create something that was not at all to do with Christmas. For starters though I made a Christmas card with it. The Stamp set I chose was Perfectly Plaid by Stampin' Up! and for my first card I used it with Night of Navy card stock and ink, as well as Basic Gray ink and some silver mirri card to create this gorgeous card. The trees were first stamped with ink and then the stamp changed and using the appropriate tools I heat embossed a pattern on top of the ink using white and silver embossing powders. I added some silk Night of Navy ribbon and some pearls - all also from Stampin' Up!
To show versatility I then took the same tree stamp I used for the embossing element of the Christmas card and using four different inks I stamped in a kind of wheel with the top of the tree in the centre and then I used the largest stitched shape circle to cut a piece out of the stamped paper I'd made. I nestled this onto scraps of Highland Heather coloured paper from the Needlepoint Nook DSP and a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock I had lying around. I added another stitched circle to the centre after stamping on it from a Clearly Besotted set.
For my final project, I used the solid plaid tree and stamped it onto a piece of calico and then embroidered in a very rudimentary fashion over it, added some french knot snow fall and embroidered on some simple snowflakes with the whole piece stretched into a small embroidery frame. I also stamped Merry Christmas under the tree in Garden Green ink. I love how this turned out and think they would be fabulous for craft stands or gifts this Christmas.
So I hope that I've given you some ideas and even if I haven't I hope that you dig out a favourite stamp set and have a go yourself at using it in three very different ways. Now please go and see what my friends over at Joy of Sets have been making and sharing starting with Libby Fens if you click the forward arrow. If you want to go backwards just click the back arrow to take you back where you came from or if you like doing things the wrong way round and this was your first stop then click that arrow to go back to .
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