Reindeer Save

The other day, when I was stamping at Chris's house, one of the other ladies was looking through the inspiration book, and she commented that she only wanted a couple of the stamps out of a six stamp set, wouldn't it be nice if someone would split the set with her? I looked at the set, and I remarked that I liked the reindeer, and as it wasn't one of the stamps she wanted, I offered to split the set with her. We were all set to spend $25 bucks on this stamp set, when Chris looked over our shoulders and said, "Oh, I have that set, you can just borrow mine."

I don't know how she sells any stamps like that.

Anyway, the next time I saw her, I brought cardstock to stamp a bunch of reindeer images. I was rushing through, and some of my images were poorly inked, but I stamped enough for everything I thought I would like to do with them, and some to spare, so it was no big deal.

I'm telling you this because this reindeer below is one of the poorly inked ones - the whole corner was missing. However, trimmed to an oval, you can't tell.



Now, I have to admit, I'm sloppy in other ways, too. I can't color within the lines to save my life, and stargazers are not that easy to paint with anyway, and I got glue everywhere, but really you can't see the glue, because I finished the whole thing with Dorland's Wax medium for a vintage finish and texture.

Yes, it's an ATC (available for trade, BTW), and the layout is from Caardvarks Sketchfest Sunday. paper is CTMH, and the stamp, of course, is TAC.

Juliet Arrighi

9 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love how you used the sketch for an ATC ... those red flourishes are wonderful.

Chris said...

This is an ATC?! It's great...I love how you did cut down the image into an oval. And, your coloring is fine...I think it's artistic to color outside of the lines. tee hee...

Heidi Van Laar said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage look of it!

Ginger said...

love the look of the card.... very nice

Scoobie said...

Love your story - and love your ATC!

Adela said...

Love the flourishes. Very pretty card!

Jana said...

Cute ATC. Love the little deer and the flourishes.

lauren said...

shhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell, but: i am NOT a neat stamper...often there is more ink on *ME* than the image...and so i am thrilled to hear there are others like me...yet with a finished product that turns out totally BEEEEAUTIFUL no one would ever, EVER guess there were "mistakes"!!! (thanks!) ♥♥♥

Nathalia Castellon said...

LOL! I love that I am not the only one who is color challenged! But you managed really well with this ATC. The reindeer is gorgeous and the trading card is such a beautiful translation of a traditional vintage Christmas! :)