Is was such a sweet store, with SHELVES AND SHELVES of stamps. The owner was so helpful and answered the questions that I had. So if you are in Clare (it is such a cute town--well worth a look-see) stop in and check it out for yourself.
One of my purchases was this penguin stamp from Magenta. Since Magenta does not sell many of their stamps online, I had not seen them in some time. There were a few of their stamps with which I had trouble deciding. This little penguin made its way into my basket. I just love how the gift is being held like a father penguin holds the penguin egg or how the parents hold the penguin chick.
As I colored this little guy, I decided he would do best in a Christmas Eve surroundings. So the night sky evolved, then the Stickle stars, then the Christmas star, then the crystal. (from my friend Shelly--Thanks Shelly)
The patterned paper was from my purchases earlier in the day from a scrapbook store in Mt. Pleasant. It has an iridescence like there is Pearl Ex in the paper. It is also double sided. It is called *Sugarplum Stripes* and is by Reminisce.
I used may Palette glue pad for the snowflakes and Pearl Ex to give them some shine.
I kept the card simple because hope to make a bunch of them to sell at an upcoming craft fair.
- Stamps: Penguin's Gift by Magenta; Snowflakes from Merry! and Joy from Small Script by SU!
- Paper: DP by Reminisce, Night of Navy and Garden Green by SU!, white
- Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Night of Navy craft
- Accessories: Stickles by Ranger, Ric Rac, Stampin Dimensionals, jewel, Prismas, LOMS,
Thanks for looking!
AND there is still one more day left to get a card out to a friend (and qualify for blog candy ribbon)!! Grab and envelope, get a stamp, and send it out!!