This week I have a couple of cards made using a Stampendous cling stamp and coordinating die set. Stampendous was one of the first companies that I bought stamps from over 20 years ago and I always liked them as they had some beautiful images. As I was cleaning out my craft room I found the old catalogue and the images are still lovely and it is interesting to see how fashions have changed over the years. I picked this set up through Facebook because I loved the image and the hummingbirds in it.
However, I was very disappointed with this stamp and die set. The image did not stamp clearly and crisply and the dies did not cut very cleanly. I used a Fiskars stamp press and I know this is a big stamp, but I had no problems stamping the large Fuchsia stamp from Heartfelt Creations and getting a crisp clear image.
However, I was able to make a couple of reasonable cards out of this image but I won’t be making any more which is a shame. The image is beautiful and at the moment I have these pink Bower Vine flowers outside my kitchen window and they always give a good show. I have coloured with copic markers and used flower soft for the centre of the flowers for something different.
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Pear and Pomegranate
Ink – Memento
Copics – Pinks and greens (sorry I think I have packed up the chart I have – will try and remember to update this later!).
Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)
I have finally got myself a Cricut Explore Air and today I had some fun with some SVG files. I can’t wait to show you what I have made with it. I can’t believe I didn’t get one earlier – they are so much easier and better to use. So watch this space….
Have a good week and Happy Crafting.