The Fairy House

I’m having such fun with my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform by Tonic Studios, that I decided to make this quick little card to practise my stamping technique. I admit to falling out of love with stamping some time ago, but the platform has quite rekindled the flame and I am quickly building a little collection of clear acrylic dies.

Although with the stamping platform you can easily switch between mountable rubber stamps and acrylic stamps, I only have the latter so far. I do like that you can see through them and really visualise how your image is going to sit on your card.

This card was so easy to make. I rounded off the corners of a white card, and layered some printed cardstock on  top, rounding the corners to match.

I cut a circle of white textured card and anchored it on my stamping platform, then placed my stamp – Fairy House , by Woodware – onto the card and lowered the lid of the stamping platform to adhere it. It works perfectly every time!

I coloured the fairy house using soft artists pencils, my favourite colouring medium and used a selection of die cuts and stamped sentiments to complete my card.

I loved this cute owl, one of a Halloween Collection by Sizzix and thought he looked cute watching over the little house. He sits on a bough cut using the Bramble Heart Collection by Tonic Studios.

I made this card in just over an hour. I am not usually a speedy worker, and I am constantly amazed at how many cards other crafters can churn out in a day. I mostly take hours to make one card and I quite surprised myself with this one, although you can see I have gone outside the lines with my colouring pencils!

Despite that, I’m rather delighted with this new home card all dressed up in its autumnal colours. So I feel quite happy to post it on my favourite challenge board, Win & Tonic. Pop over and check it out! Great challenges and lovely prizes.

I think its a fun card, and so easy to make. What are you guys making using your Stamping Platforms?

Big crafty hugs – Sandie xx

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