I decided I wanted to start making some Xmas cards, as my friend came yesterday to stamp and she always likes to work on her Xmas cards. We had a great time catching up and little stamping!! I saw this cute flip card - VIDEO - by Brenda Quintana that she made a few years ago. I had not used my stamp set so, I thought this would easy to make a few cards to get started. Boy was I wrong! She made it seem so easy and the concept was but my stamping gave me some trouble. I have done 2-step stamping before and never had a problem until this card. I'm not sure if it was my stamp, ink or me.
Every time I stamped the first wreath some leaves on one side wouldn't stamp out. So I decided to reink my stamp pads. Well, that helped a bit but not completely. My cleaner was almost empty, so I broke into my new bottle and that helped some as well. I always use a foam mat when stamping with clear stamps, but I decided to apply more pressure by standing up. After several attempts that landed in the garbage , I succeeded somewhat.
They aren't as good as I would like but at some point one has to say enough!! Making the card is easy if you want to try it. Brenda does a great job on her video as usual.
It was hard to take a picture of the card open, so you get to look at my finger!! I can't believe that I made three Xmas cards in July!! I really don't make a lot of Xmas cards. I usually make cards for just the family, so we will see how far I get. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
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