Thanks so much Gayle. I always look forward to your comments on anything I make. Glad you like them all. The dies you like are by Penny Black and are called Ribbon Stackers. It is a set of 4 and I got them on sale when a physical store here was closing down. I like them too.
Good Morning Gayle, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my ornament. In answer to your question. I stamped some of the ornaments with Gina's Black Amalgam and some with Memento Tuxedo Black - either works - the stamp has to be inked really well. I didn't get a good impression on the first holly ornament I did and remarkably was able to line up perfectly for a second impression. I did not spray a fixative on the ornament. If I were making these on tiles to use as coasters they would have to be sprayed. As a side note, I had made some these years ago some with good stamping, more not so good. I bought some last year thinking they could be stamped in the MISTI, but found they're too thick.
Thanks Gayle - I'm happy to be home although I'm not yet settling into my craft room as much as I would like. Glad you like my cup. Love all your Halloween cards they are great. Got to make one for the little girl on my street and I still have Xmas cards to make although I did manage to get a good start on those prior to my trip.
The nail polish marbling I did one afternoon, gave me a few different pieces to play with, although I found it quite difficult to get anything to stick on top and had to really work to get the water background piece to stay put. As well I found that some of the polish flakes off if touched or flexed in anyway so I had to be careful of that too. Still I like how it turned out particularly as the only part of the card that I planned was the mermaid and the water piece. It always amazes me how the creative process works at times.
Hi Gayle, I really appreciate your lovely comments on my recent cards. I haven't had time to make many cards lately, but I'm having a ball with Tropical Tidings - you'll love it - and now the Autumn Wreath Builder. Hope you're not having any flooding where you are.
Thanks a lot Gayle. I've managed to make about 25 Christmas cards these past few weeks so am feeling less pressured now that I've made a good start. I so enjoy watching your gallery go by as I type. Did I tell you I made some nail polish marble CS? some of my polish formed a skin on the water and some literally sank to the bottom, but I got a few results that I like and my hubby was pleased to see me using the varnish he gave me. I'll have another go with it at some point but probably not until the fall now.