(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Hi Stampers,

Yesterday was a very sad day for me.  I added a new post Monday night only to find out when I had finished it would not publish because my server was down.  I called my IT guru (my son) and he thought he could get it up and working and would publish the post as soon as the problem was fixed.  He called me yesterday to tell me the entire post except for the title was gone.  So everything is up and running now so here is the post I intended for Monday and with any luck I will get another post done later today.  The card is almost finished.

I am a very nostalgic person and the Christmas Magic stamp set brings back memories of days long ago.  I hadn’t had a chance to play with this set before.  Sometimes a card I want to do is too complicated for a class and even though I could have made a simple card with this set I had so many other ideas that I couldn’t get another card in.  So I started with a base card of Soft Suede.  On a piece of White Glitter paper I stamped the train image from the Christmas Magic set with Archival Black ink.   On a separate piece I stamped the pole and the snowman images from the same set.  I used the NEW water color pencils to color in the images.  I am a water color addict so when Stampin’Up! added them to the new product available in January, I was thrilled.  I always tell my class the secret to water coloring is water.  You can blend and shade using this technique like a professional!  I fussy cut the pole and snowman and adhered them with twice the dimensionals I normally use so that it really had a 3D effect.  The background beneath the engine is Crumb Cake smudged with Craft White ink.  The sky is Soft Sky ink and Pool Party snowflakes from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  The greeting is stamped in Soft Suede and is also from the Christmas Pines set.  I hope you enjoy today’s share.  Once again thank you for taking the time to stop by.




Hugs and happy stamping,  MB