Papermania, Random Crafts, UIU, Use It Up Saturday

UIUS! First cards completed!

Why there is a moose loose about this hoose!!!

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So my first use it up Saturday did not entirely go without using new stash… I carved a new stamp! Oops! The reality is I was dying to carve a stamp, and thought the best way to test it out was to make a couple of cards using it!

Here is my moose!

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Those of you who are eagle eyed will know I did test him out on an art journal page a few weeks ago… But know he wasn’t super clear on that… Here he gets to be focus of all attention!

Isn’t he the cutest… I used google images to come up with the idea and drew him out on paper several times till I was happy with him. Then I transferred him onto some easy carve rubber (I bought this before Xmas as I fancied the idea of carving a larger stamp and hadn’t got a big enough mount in the Undefined kit that SU sell… So spotted the easy carve and thought it would work for the job … And so it does!

So then I grabbed a couple of the cards I had set aside ready and decided the small piece of Papermania DSP I had for each of them would look good with a small amount of Gorgeous Grunge stamping behind it in Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler. Then I stamped the moose onto some white and fussy cut them out with an outline before layering them onto the card blank. The sentiment is an old freebie with a magazine which seemed perfectly quirky to go with my moose! As you can see they didn’t ink up evenly or perfectly, but I was really happy with this as it makes them slightly more in keeping with the grunge stamping. Next time I might try kissing the moose… To another stamp to create a pattern to the stamping too… Think that will work well with a solid stamp like this. I also stamped the envelopes to finish them off.

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So first of my UIUS cards made … And a hand carved stamp thrown in too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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