Bit of a technique needed here as this is a rubber stamp not a clear polymer one - easy to get round though with a little bit of guesswork mixed in! I stamped with Stazon ink onto a piece of acetate and when dried I laid this onto my linen cardstock, because the acetate was cut to the size of the stamp I could put pencil dots where the four corners of the image were onto the linen card. I made and used a negative moon mask (the piece with the hole in - not the moon bit) over the acetate to get my placement. I removed the acetate (keep it though for future use) and coloured the moon through the hole with Panpastels, blending 3 colours to make a vibrant red moon.
Now comes the tricky bit! Line up your pencil dots on the card with the corners of the stamp on the block. I really found my Fiskar's Stamp Press ideal for this as I was able to hover and move it about until I was happy and then push down to stamp the image using Versafine Ink. Because I used Panpastel's I was able to rub out the excess from outside the circle. ( I made my mask using a Spellbinders die which was just slightly bigger than the actual moon - easier to rub out than add on! )
Then just mat and layer how you want. The tree had a sprinkling of Glamour Dust for a frosty effect on the branches. I had in mind the sentiment 'I love you to the moon and back' when I was making this card so printed it out on my computer then cut to fit.
Well it's been a busy week, the kitchen table was taken over with assembling a scented rope garland (a freebie from a magazine) , the conservatory table had a gesso'd shadow box frame drying and the spare room became know as the room of no return!! Looking forward to Sunday when I will meet up with some crafty friends at Karen Clare's workshop - I'll be posting some photos of what we get up to !
Stamp, Fiskar's Stamp Press, Panpastels, Ink and Glamour Dust all available from - Oyster Stamps, Rochester, Kent - Telephone 01634 686823 or Website http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk
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