Sunday, 13 October 2013
A Casology/Simon Says Stamp Inspired 'Craft Don't
The cue word at Casology this week is 'crisp' and since I really need to get a few Christmas cards done I naturally thought of crisp, new Winter snow.
I've always been a fan of the Joseph's Coat technique which is often done with Autumn inspired leaf prints. I thought I'd try the technique using a Waltzingmouse snowflake stamp and a blue colour palette, with Midnight Muse brayered over the top. Well I have to say it was a complete disaster - the stamp really wasn't solid enough for the technique. Now, normally I screw up my craft disasters in a fit of temper (well I am a redhead...it's genetic) and stick them in the nearest bin, but this time I was inspired by Tammy Tutterow's post over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. She keeps her 'craft don'ts in a bag and finds a use for them at a later date.
So, to cut a long story short...I was inspired to use my own 'craft don't to make a matching tag and card set that fits the Casology challenge:
I feel as though the card is a bit of a cheat since I cut the shape using the Cameo - super easy! I sponged the snowflake in matching ink and added a bit of bling, then used the same snowflake die cut on the tag.
Since the theme over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is 'use a rubber or clear stamp' I'm also going to link my post up there!
Thanks for looking,