Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Right Tools make all the difference

I love this snowman stamp from Inkadinkado. However, I only made about 8 cards last year with this stamp. It was taking so much time to color in the scarf and add the blue around the edges - an idea I got from stamping club last year. The only tools I had were inks and a paintbrush.

This year, I used Stampin' Up marker in Real Red to color in the scarf and hat band. The aqua painter was the perfect tool for applying diluted bashful blue ink around the edges. Stamping the image in Staz-on to begin keeps the ink from smearing. Still time consuming but I bet I did a dozen of these snowmen is much less time than the 8 I did last year.

Ingredients: Stamps: Ornate Christmas from Inkadinkado
Ink: Real Red marker, Bashful Blue from Su!; Staz-on in Jet Black
Cardstock: Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: From ribbon bundle in SU!'s 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog

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