Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Holiday Collection Stamps - September

Happy Autumn everyone!!! It's my favorite Season for sure, and I'm so glad it is finally here, and the days have cooled off. Today, I have September samples from my last set in the Holiday Collection Stamp Series from WeCraft. It also happens to be my favorite set, and I had such fun drawing these, and as with anything, practice makes you better and better. A big thank you to everyone for supporting me with all 12 of these sets, my cup surely runneth over. I'm not sure what's next for me, but with the holidays right around the corner, I'm gearing up for lots of projects. Enjoy!
September Set - 8 Images
I decided to break out the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Lift Pad from Ranger for these, and while I still need to practice up on that technique, I like how they came out.
Although it's hard to tell, I made a plaid basket weave background with Alcohol Inks on this one, and then lifted off the ink with the poppies. A stamp platform helps in doing this, as the Lift makes things and learn for me. I covered up the Lifted sentiment, as it really was not clear, and decided to stamp one in Archival instead. Then after matting, velvet ribbon finished it off.
I stamped the Lifted poppies and sentiment onto Mixed Media Cardstock. I love the variegated tones on them. Just is just something about poppies and sympathy for me, and I think they go well together. I matted and sewed onto a kraft tag and added more velvet ribbon.

The Lift is so addicting, and so I carried on. This time I tried to go for a toile look, and I stamp Lifted the images all around creating a pattern, on heavily Alcohol Inked Yupo with Autumn tones. I had several of the sunflowers given to me at a conference, and used gold paint on some of the back petals, and added micro beads to the center. More velvet ribbon finished it off using Long Fasteners to secure it.

I stamped the Lifted images from the above card on muslin fabric to really create a toile look. The fabric didn't allow for crisp images using the Alcohol Ink, but I still liked the subtle look, and decided to keep going with it, and quilted the square. It looks so much better in person. I stamped the wreath and sentiment onto Mixed Media Cardstock with different tones of Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi and Ranger, and added leaf punches from Tim and Sizzix using Shattered Cardstock, and added string as well as more velvet ribbon. I LOVE how this turned out.

I made these just so you can see the detail in the images much better. I stamped them all with Archival Ink. I am really proud of this set...or maybe just because they are for Fall.

That's it for today. I'm off to teach at the Crafty Scrapper this weekend, and then it's a holiday crafting frenzie. Thanks again everyone! Until next time.

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. This is such a fabulous set and your samples look spectacular!! I have to say like with most alcohol lift ink projects I have seen, it is always the second print, where you stamp the lifted inks, that I like best, and yours look superb!!!

  2. Beautiful cards and tags, I especially love those tags and the poppy card with the transferred ink. I absolutely love your poppy stamp and the pumpkins are wonderful!! Great designs Anita! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. these look great & I fav set! congrats!

  4. I absolutely love this stamp set Anita! Beautiful designs and your cards are fabulous! Using them with the lift ink was a brilliant idea. Your sentiments are very special. Congratulations on this amazing set! Hugs to you! xxx

  5. The detail on these images is absolutely delicious, Anita. Congratulations on the whole series, but I agree that you have saved the best until last! A fabulous seasonal set, with so many uses - they'd go beautifully with my Autumn Edition word stamps!! - and the Lift Ink shows off the intricate illustrations perfectly.
    Alison x


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