Every year when school starts,Â I start thinking of Christmas.
The older I get it seems these holidays just roll around before I’m ready!Â I love to send handmade cards to my special friends and loved ones,Â so I’m on the look out for beautiful holiday themed stamps all throughout the year.
I’m soÂ very pleased to share with you a beautiful stamp set fromÂ Layers of Color’sÂ new release coming up September 19th. Here isÂ a “sneak peek”Â of a stamp not even for sale yet!Â ;DÂ (hee-hee)
ThisÂ vintage styled image is gorgeous. It’s from the Christmas Blessings clear art stamp set. The tiny details are amazing. (click on the picture to see it larger)Â
I chose to stamp this image onÂ heavenly white ultrasmoothÂ cardstock. This is such a bright white cardstock and it’s perfect for even the most detailed stamps.I used my Spellbinders die and my Grand Caliber to cut out the layer used for the focal image.Â
Eclipse blackÂ is my card base because I like it’sÂ deep rich black color and itÂ embosses beautifully.
My stripedÂ patterned paper is overstamped with the Vintage RosesÂ stamp by Layers of Color. If you look carefully theseÂ roses match the tiny roses on theÂ Christmas Blessings stamp. I love that! This card is lightly colored with Copics and Tsukineko ink was used for the sponged edge of the focal image. Add a bow and a littleÂ line of jewels and there you have it.Â Â Â
I hope you’ll stop by www.wordbirdsnest.typepad.comÂ for more new release sneak peeks!Â ;D