Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mistletoe Mandala

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with another post showcasing the October Technique Junkies release.  When I was making this card I really wanted to use the Mistletoe stamp in a different way so I performed a bit of stamp surgery by removing the attached sentiment.  Worry not, if you want to use your sentiment again, just put it together on the stamp block and it's good as new.  Once you start thinking about different ways you can use your stamps you'll be cutting away.

Once my stamp recovered from surgery I used the leaf portion to create a mandala pattern for a background.  Before I did this, I created a background of embossed circles using the Hero Arts infinity dies. To achieve this, lay out your circle dies and washi tape them together.  Then run it through your die cutting machine using the embossing pad.   Here's what they look like so you have an idea.

For my focal image I stenciled the Hero Arts Reindeer with Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber inks. I fussy cut him out, stamped with the Mistletoe stamp then applied additional shading to make him pop.  My sentiment is from the gorgeous "Christmas Ornaments Trio Set of 9" which I embossed.

Beginning on November 15th through December 15th here on the Design Team Blog we will be celebrating 30 Days of Christmas where we will be showcasing all the gorgeous Holiday stamps made by Technique Junkies.  We hope you'll stop by for both some inspiration! 

Happy Inking