Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Home

This will be my first but not last card featuring the Holiday Home stamp set.  It is a Photopolymer stamp and I must admit I am really liking this type of stamp.  Obviously it is clear and you can position the image exactly where you want it.  It is also very sticky and once on a clear acrylic block, it doesn't budge until you remove it.  Stampin' Up! is also now putting them in clear-mount stamp cases.

This card was CASED from Debbie Henderson of Maine.  I found it in Stampin' Up!'s on-line site exclusively for demonstrators.  She made this a regular card.  I wanted to make a shadow box card and changed the background coloring.  The next card I make will have the moon on the other side since I shaded the right side of the house.  I also will try other backgrounds.  I remember a soot background that might be appropriate on this card.  Coloring was done use Blendabilities.

Detailed instructions on how to make a shadow box card can be found on SplitcoastStampers under tutorials.  This card uses (2) 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" pieces of cardstock that are scored on each short side at the 1/2" and 1" marks.  One piece has the circle cut out.  I find it easier to use a separate piece of card stock to stamp the scene and then adhere it to the card back.  This card will flatten and can be mailed using a standard size envelope.

School has started and I am going to try and post something at least once per week!  I can't believe this is the start of my 27th year with my school district.