Monday, September 24, 2012

Santa cards using LaBlanche stamps

I took a class last week with Donna Sledzik in CT.  It's always loads of fun at any of her classes & I come away with new techniques.  After the class I came home & remembered that I had 2 stamps made by the same stamp company (LaBlanche from Germany).  I wanted to use what I had on hand.  I found that I had almost everything I needed (with some substitutions for Distress Inks, etc) to create a similar card.

The card on the left was made with Donna.  He's a jolly old elf. 
The card on the right was made with the stamp that I had on hand.  To watch the demonstration by the LaBlanche representative using UTEE and Distress Ink nibs go to this link.
I'm thinking about making several of these cards to send out to David's clients.  It's a very European image & has an Old World look that I love. The one detail I'll probably change is to take the Merry Christmas sentiment & cut it with a circle punch layered onto a slightly larger circle.  I'm hoping to use up papers that I have on hand for the background.
It's apple season here in New England and I made applesauce this morning & apple butter is simmering in the crockpot.  The weather here has been a perfect "10" (70s during the day & cooler at night).  I'm enjoying a day off & will be heading up to my scraproom to play with paper, but wanted to share these cards.
Have a wonderful week!

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