Friday 7 November 2014

Time to get out those Christmas stamps ...... or not ......

Happy Friday folks!

Welcome to a brand new Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge.  This is a fun one ......we'd like you to create something festive and Christmassy BUT ..... you can't use Christmas stamps!
That's right, no festive baubles, Christmas trees or holly. No snowmen or Santa either .... unless they've been created using non-Christmas stamps.

You need to get your thinking caps on and go through your stamp stash to find an image that you can make into something festive .......... flowers that could be poinsettias, shapes you can use to build up a Christmas tree, circle stamps into Christmas baubles,  squares that can be turned into gifts ...... you know the sort of thing I mean!

I've gone for the CAS approach for my inspiration piece for you .........

Everyone has at least one Alphabet stamp set in their stash ...... and if you haven't, then you definitely need one!  They're so useful and can be used at ANY time of the year.
There's lots of festive words you can use ...... Joy, Peace, Ho Ho Ho, Snow, Merry .... the list goes on. I chose the traditional NOEL ....... I wanted to make use of the 'O' too

I stamped the letters in black Versafine ink, across the bottom of a piece of white cardstock.  I then added colour to them using Copic markers

Instead of using the letter 'O' I stamped a cute little script circle, from the Stampin Up set Collage Curios (non Christmas), and turned it into a hanging Christmas bauble (the line of dots is from the Penny Black 'T' for Transparent set  ...... Salutations, another non Christmas set)

I stamped a couple more 'baubles', and added a festive bow ......

and finished off with some tiny gemstones and a few dots of Stickles glitter glue here and there.

I always like to carry the design onto the inside of my cards to add a nice finishing touch.

OK now it's up to you ...... see what non-Christmas stamps you can use to create something fabulous and festive.  And if you need more inspiration, check out all the fab festive designs using non-Christmas stamps, from the rest of the Design Team ..... they're a clever old bunch you know!

Ho! Ho! Ho! .... Happy Stamping!

Our sponsor this month is The Artistic Stamper

and as always, there's a fabulous prize up for grabs .....

And don't forget ...... the winner will also get their work published in the Craft Stamper magazine (oooooh!) AND they'll be invited to do a Guest DT Spot! (whoo hoo!)  Is that worth winning or what!

Thanks for popping by ..... have a fab Friday and enjoy the weekend.

Cheerio until next time .....



Mrs.B said...

A brilliant CAS design Linda - love the non traditional creativity.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Love the challenge theme and love your gorgeous card - it is so clever! Anne xx

Tracy said...

Stunning card Linda!!! Xxx