Happy Friday, peeps, and Happy Veterans Day to any of you who have served in our Armed Forces! Another Christmas card today....and I need your help! But more on that later! First, I've got the color challenge from Global Design Project:
And a sweet sketch from 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown:
Phew, this color combo WAS a challenge....I like both of these colors individually, but together, I was a bit stumped. Every Occasion is a sweet little set that seems to have fallen in the stamping cracks; I used it when it first came out in the catalog but haven't inked it up lately, and I don't see it out in blogland too often. So I checked out the holiday images in it and thought I might be able to come up with something! My only issue was that I didn't have any DSP that worked with the challenge, so I took out a panel of Irresistably Floral Specialty DSP....it has embossed designs that resist ink....and I sponged it with Sweet Sugarplum ink and made my own matching DSP:
Of course, I had to use my new stitched dies, and added some bling and pretty ribbon:
The outside sentiment is from Good Greetings (retired SU); the inside sentiment is from Oh What Fun. And HERE is my problem. Check out all the "fuzzies" that came along for the ride when I stamped this sentiment on the inside! GRRRR! I used SU's Basic Black this time, but it happens with the Memento pad as well. And if you look at the other images, stamped in colored ink, there aren't any fuzzies at all. SO what is it with black ink pads and photopolymer stamps?
I clean my stamps EVERY time with cleaner on SU's Stamp 'n Scrub and I still cannot get a clear image. So any help would be appreciated from anyone else who's had this issue! I am thinking of trying Lawn Fawn's Stamp Shammy....it has gotten rave reviews and I am hoping it might help!
On a brighter note, I got Cassidy some fall clings and she put them on her bedroom window, which looks out on a very fall-ish scene!
Makes me want to go stamp a blue owl! Enjoy your day!