One of my favorite songs at Christmas is
‘Joy to the World”
and even though this stamp has been deleted, I couldn’t help but use it along one of the stamps from Carols of Christmas.
Every year Stampin’ Up! give us some of the most wonderful stamps, that are uniquely theirs. In their catalogue you will find every product you will need and they all co-ordinate with each other.
It’s what I love about Stampin’ Up!…
To see Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and you live in Australia contact me or HERE on my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator page.
This card I have created as this weeks entry in the Global Design Project 102 | Sketch Challenge
There are a few things I would like to share with you about this card…..
- Ornament Stamps are from the Carol of Christmas Stamp set 146036
- As I said before unfortunately the sentiment Joy to the World is no longer a current Stamp.
- The Black and White Designer Series Paper used on this card is from the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue….can’t wait for that to be available. If you want a copy give me a call and I will get one into the mail to you (only in Australia)
- The Bakers Twine I have coloured myself..This is a very easy thing to do and doesn’t take much time at all…so
How did I do that..
You will need…Bakers Twine – white, easy to dye
Re-Inker – Old Olive (Stampin’ Up! have re-inkers in all of their colours..see I said they bwere great)
small dish – I used a lid from one of there containers that the buttons come in
Something to stir the ink with – I used a Stylus
Water – small amount
Paper towel and a water proof mat – as this can become messy.
- Cut a length of Bakers Twine that you require, making sure you have given yourself plenty for shrinkage.
- Dampen the Twine so that it adsorbs the dye easier
- Add a few drops of re-inker to container and add a few drops of water and mix…the more water you add the lighter the colour you will get.
- Wrap twine around a couple of fingers to make a ring of thread – easier to handle and add to ink. I used a stylus to stir the twine and ink around making sure the twine is soaking up the ink
- Add more ink if you need a darker colour and when happy take up and place on paper towel, pat dry (this is the messy part.) Hang to dry or use your heat gun to dry.
I did this twice the first one I didn’t add much water so I have a very dark piece of Bakers Twine…the second one (which is the one I used) is lighter and more variegated in colour.
This can also be done with some ribbons…test it first to see if it will take the dye. The Bakers Twine being cotton will dye very well, where as if there is no cotton may not dye. Because this is only going on a card only the dye has not been set, so may run if wet.
Make sure you go over to GDP web page and have a look at the wonderful work done by the Design Team and others taking part in the challenge.
To help you find them HERE is a link
All the products I have used today you can find in my store here are the links to my store, through those products.