Thursday, September 8, 2022

counting down to the mft september 2022 release

Let's start the countdown to the next MFT Stamps release with my first holiday card of the year! 

What do you think? I used the new Christmas Tree Farm stamp set and it is such a sweet set! I stamped, cut and colored the little squirrel & sign but I needed a background...

You might have heard me say this before but stamped scenes intimidate me. I love coloring stamped images but it does not come easily to me. It often takes me a few (or 9) tries to be happy with an image and don't get me started about how long I take to use colors, LOL! So the idea of having to color a whole scene is often too much so I have a few "cheats" I like to use. This background is one of them.

To create it, I cut a DIY stencil with a circle die and I used the stencil to ink blend Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio. With the stencil in place, I stamped the trees with Distress Oxide Lucky Clover.

The background is simple, requires no more coloring and still gives me a place for my carefully colored critter.

Thanks for stopping by! You can find more peeks at the MFT August release on their blog and YouTube channel.

Have a great day!

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