I recently signed up for a Simon Says Card Kit of the Month and because I live in Canada, It did not get here until a few days ago (September 20th!). I was so excited to get this month’s kit for a few reasons. First of all, it had two stamp sets in it. and secondly, one of the stamps was a large stamp, my first ever.
Heads Up, before we go any further, this is a SHORT post!
My first look at the stamp and I was so excited. I knew what I wanted to do: use clear embossing ink and heat emboss. I lined it up in my stamping tool and dabbed embossing ink on it. STAMP. Not all areas of the stamp got inked!
Try number two, inked it all up. STAMP. Spaces in the image. Glad to have my stamping tool! I was ok to keep going as the image was stamping in the same spot over and over because of the stamping tool: mine is a Tim Holtz tool.
Well, I have to say by the fourth try, I was fed up! I decided that since I put all this energy into the thing, I might as will heat emboss what I could. I finished up the heat embossing and wondered if I could cut the image apart and used the pieces in different cards… I figured, hey, I have spent a good 15 mn with this, let me colour it in and see what it looks like before I start the cutting process..
So I coloured in the image MY STYLE which translates to no real knowledge of shading etc. Once it was finished I fussy cut it out.
I have to say that given all the mistakes with me not stamping it correctly, and colouring it incorrectly, I still like how it looks.
Next time I will not cut it out as there is too much inner white space, so I will just stamp it on the card base that I will use.