Monday, April 13, 2015


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

This weeks idea is to use a stamp in a different way.
I purchased this Penny Black stamp before the holidays , and it is called
"Ode to Christmas"  For some reason I didn't ever get to it and it
has been in a basket of stamps waiting for ink until now.

I was looking it over and decided to use my water based markers (I used Tombows and
color right on the stamp with them (you can't use Copics!)  I made
the berries look like Spring buds on the branch and colored the little
Chickadee in.  So instead of being a winter stamp, it can also be used all year

Click on images to enlarge

Close up of stamped image

Card Front

Card Inside

Close up of Butterfly

Stamp - Penny Black- Ode to Christmas (4396J)
Inside sentiment - Amuse Artstamps (8-8535C)
Paper - Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection April
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Wonderful Wings Butterflies (LF-006)
and Fleur de Elegance Ovals (S4-475)
Cuttlebug dotted 5x7 inch embossing folder
Inside border is Martha Stewart punch
White Satin thin ribbon bow
Fran-tage Shabby pink Embossing enamel (Butterfly) Stampendous
Distress ink around bird image, sponged on while still
in the die, Spun Sugar
Popped up the image onto the larger oval and popped the larger oval up
on to the embossed mat.
Card is5x7 inches

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week
Sue Drees

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