This is the September release called Sleigh Ride from Artistic Outpost. I love that it has the lovely images of children in their holiday finery. I also love that it includes some favorites of mine (snowflakes, trees, pinecones) as well as beautiful sentiments.
These stamps are available both as an unmounted sheet of red rubber measuring 8.5" x 5.5" or mounted on EZMount clingfoam, pre-trimmed, and stored on a printed cling card.
I was inspired to create a lovely ornament using the children:
The picture was taken with the ornament against a lovely burgandy colored paper to showcase the white transparent layer and gold snowflakes.
Cut the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis from gold cardstock. With the Fleur De Lis die cut I find it really helpful to place wax paper between the die and the paper you are cutting. It helps when it comes time to pull the paper out of the die. The other big advantage is you end up with a beautiful snowflake in wax paper which looks very much like vellum!
Layer the snowflakes on top of each other on an angle to show both snowflakes.
Stamp the children on white cardstock using versamark watermark ink. Heat emboss using Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder. Cut a 2 1/2 inch circle around the top of your embossed image. Sponge the edges using Versafine Toffee and Memento Rich Cocoa.
Add a few Memory Box gold pearls as accents and a little ribbon for the hoop and you have a beautiful Christmas ornament or tag.
The design team has created some really beautiful projects and cards which you can go see in the Artistic Outpost Gallery. The design team is also sharing fabulous projects on their blogs:
*Lisa Somerville *Gerrie Johnnic *Lynn Stevens *Judy Hayes *Barbara Washington *Connie Paxman *Stephanie Severin*Suzanne Czosek
Have a lovely day!