Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Effortless Kinkade

It's not everyone who would appreciate the effort you go to when you colour a Kinkade stamp. The easy solution to that is to skip the colouring! The detail makes these stamps a great choice to just stamp and go - you end up with a project that looks very involved but takes very little time.

Intense blue and pristine white may not be traditional Christmas choices but I think they suit this stamp very well. Makes a change from the more vintage style of the last couple of projects, too! I choose Versafine ink when I'm doing a project like this as you get a beautifully detailed impression every time - you can click through for a better view.

It's not always easy to get matching cardstock so to make a perfectly matching matting layer, I just rub the ink pad around the edge of a piece of white cardstock. any slight imperfections in coverage won't show when you have such a narrow margin on display.

Stamps (Thomas Kinkade line at Cornish Heritage Farms):
Christmas Moonlight
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Paper:
Simply Smooth (CHF)

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Majestic Blue)

Other:
Snowflake Wonder dies by Spellbinder
Deko Ice glitter (Efco)
Crystal Brads (Making Memories)

There's something new on the CHF Be Creative blog today - Kristine has done the first of our new weekly tutorials and she's giving away a Sara England stamp that just might help with your Christmas cards, too! Check out the tutorial and the detail of how you might win the stamp here.

If you're dropping in on the World Card Making Day blog tour and would like the discount code for the PaperCrafts/CK scrapbooking store, it's 7YHZ-BMHR-NPTF. The coupon will be valid from midnight (MDT) on September 21 2009 through 23:59:59 (MDT) on 12 October 2009, and is good for 25% off your cart subtotal in the scrapbooking store.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

10 comments:

Paula said...

youve really done this beautiful stamp justice....truly elegant.

Janice said...

Ha ha - that is my kind of stamping! Lovely effect with the Kincade.

Hazel said...

What a beautiful stamp and such a lovely card - very classy x

Effie said...

Loving that glitter....

Dezinaworld said...

Gorgeous card and love the lace. Give my love to Northumberland too .. my fave place on earth :) I am not that far away as live in county durham
Hugs June

craftytrog said...

Simply stunning, love the icy look Joanne!

tracy said...

thats beautiful joanne :) love the snowy frame ;)

Karen said...

This is stunning!!! I love the glitter round the frame XXX

Gez said...

Definately stunning Joanne. I think the colours are perfect. I really hope you manage a card everyday! it's lovely to keep dropping by & seeing your wonderful creations.xx

CLARE said...

Beautiful, the image could be mistaken for a photograph