This months Monthly Make stamp set is a biggie a whopping A4 in size, which contains the fabulous new Tree POLY PLATE which is a perfect size for A5 cards.
But today, I am steering clear of cards and returning to a love of mine..... Scrapbooking! I haven't scrapped in ages but some thing about this stamp set yelled out to be scrapped, so I dug out a Festive picture and away I went.
What do you think????
The hardest part of the whole page was finding my 12 x 12 card stock! It was in a "safe place"! And selecting my photo, I chose to convert my picture to black and white before printing it out as a 10 x 13 cm.
First up I inked up my POLY PLATE using tumbled glass, broken china and stormy sky Distress Inks, then spritzed the POLY PLATE and stamped it three times across the top of my page, inking up before each stamp.
I popped my photo on to check the positioning of the next tree being careful as the stamped trees were wet and I didn't want to ruin my photo.
When I was sure where I was going to stamp my next tree I inked it up using broken china, blueprint sketch and faded jean, spritzed it and stamped it into place.
Using tumbled glass and broken china Distress Inks I lightly Distressed around the edges of the page.
I then inked up the swoosh in weathered wood sprtized it and stamped it under the dark tree, then without re inking I stamped parts of it under the two trees on the edges.
As the page needed to dry I went off in search of some complementary papers for matting my photo onto. On the darker one I stamped the falling snow across the top, in clear ink and embossed in our Vintage White Embossing Powder. I then repeated this across the top of my page.
Whilst my embossing things were out I stamped the "'Tis the Season" saying in clear ink onto a piece of Vellum and tore around 3 edges.
I stamped the saying again this time in Stazon Blue Hawaii but only concentrating on the words Season and Magic. I then cut these out!
Once my embossed saying was cool I flipped it over and using the two smallest stars I stamped one in Stazon Blue Hawaii and the other in Cloudy Sky all of the reverse of the saying and left it to dry.
This time using all the stars and weather wood Distress Ink I stamped all over the paler piece of card that I would be using for matting my photo.
So, all my pieces were ready I decided to put my page together! I started by trimming down my matting papers, I cut the paler one 1cm larger than the photo and the darker snow one 2 cm larger than, as I wanted to see the snow! I popped my photo in place then attached my vellum saying, then the photo over the top. I then stuck the words Season and Magic in place.
Some was missing so I stamped the largest star in Cloudy Sky on top of the dark tree! PERFECT!
I really hope you enjoyed taking this step away from cards for a moment I sure did! And now I have found my 12 inch papers I might just have to start scrapping again!