The Clean and Simple challenge this week at SCS is Way to Use Polka Dots. It made me realize how very long it's been since I used polka dots. Combined with trying to use a hard-for-me stamp set, this challenge made me very, very happy.
How-To Tips: I adore the PTI set Signature Christmas, but Dawn's handwriting is sometimes hard to get straight. So whenever I use this set, I use my gridded acrylic block and line up the typeset portion of each sentiment with the grid, test it on the edge of a scrap of copy paper to see how straight it really is. Unfortunately, with the little Noel stamp, there's no typeset portion to line up. So I stamped the stocking first, then stamped Noel, THEN CUT OUT THE SQUARE using my quilting ruler and craft knife. The Noel sloped a bit, but that didn't matter because I could tilt it and then cut.
OLW15 Announcement: Given the fact that I still haven't commented on all the OLW13 cards and very few of the OLW14 cards, I'm going to postpone OLW15 for a week so I can get caught up. I so enjoy seeing all the cards you make and gain so much inspiration from them, and I want to comment on each one so you KNOW it!
Blame Daisy. It's all her fault I've fallen behind in my commenting.
Perhaps you can forgive her.
stamps: PTI Signature Christmas, Stocking Prints
ink: SU celery, old olive
paper: PTI white, SU old olive
accessories: pearls, ticket corner punch