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December 16, 2013

December Daily, Days 11 to 14

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You all know I'm not much of a stamper. Oh sure, I have the inks. I have the stamps. But what to do with them all? Let's just say they fill space in my cabinet very nicely.

But the one time of year I really love stamps is Christmas, mostly for using on Christmas card envelopes to liven them up a bit.

I got this idea to make a handful of my own acrylic stamps, just to see how they would turn out. Aside from the quality being just okay, I've been having fun with them all the same.

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I'm thinking of getting into offering stamp sets in 2014. We'll have to see where it goes, but it's definitely something on my 2014 goals list.

Here are my past few days of December Daily.

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I used my Silhouette to cut out the "believe" ornament, then mounted it some pop dots. I know. Clever girl. (To see how I outline PNGs using my Silhouette, watch this video.)

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Spread two included another cut out card using some of my digital artwork. I have a video showing how I made the die cut card.

Merrycard

Create a 6 x 4 card with your Silhouette Cameo from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.

Here is the last spread.

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I added a simple quote to remember the lives lost in Newton on the one year mark from that terrible day. It's just something I wanted to put into this album. To remember and to honor.

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I found this link to the many charities set up in the names of those lives lost in Newton.

Onto the rest of December with a hopeful heart. And love. Always love.

 

 

Comments

thanks for remembering Newtown. It is astonishing to me that a year later, the attitudes towards guns have not changed in your fair country. What does it take if not something as awful as Newtown? On a happier note, I love what you did with your "Merry" stamp.

thank you so much for that tutorial on how you made that cool cut out card!! i love learning stuff from you. you make it so nice and clear!!!

beautiful and thoughtful. two of the things i really adore about your work. and, can i just say (again), bring on the stamps!

Did you make the wood grain page? If not, where did you get it?

Katie, that was some paper from inside the kit from Studio Calico (December Daily kit.)
: )

What is the tree in your last spread made of, that sits in your window? Looks like acrylic?

This is why I love you and keep reading your blog. You are so kind and clever and thoughtful and you share all that about you.

Its aluminum. Got it from Crate Barrel last year. And I love it.

Yay!! I've been hoping you'd venture out into stamps! Do you have the stamp kit for Silhouette? Supposedly it can make custom stamps.

I just ordered it and cant wait to try it out!

Be cool to see what you think. I was reading on Kerri's Blog that some have tried it and it cuts beautifully if done really slow and deep but doesn't stamp as well as they would have liked . They are trialing different inks. Will be keen to get some and have a play as I love to stamp. Also to see what you make of it. Cheers Karen

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