Happy Hour, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #14, project 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I am playing with the Happy Hour stamp set.  After letting the paper I chose for the previous project take over a little I decided instead to go for a stamping technique for these two cards.

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I used different shades of ink to stamp out the same glass and kept it simple.

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This time I chose to stamp a background from the word cheers using different shades of ink.  Love how this worked, but not as happy with the stamping over the top… might have been better to create a panel to do this?

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I added some dots of glitter to both of them although not sure that you can’t see that on the picture.

So I am happier with these cards for showing off the stamps but not sure I would use them much.  These are still an undecided set for this challenge… so will keep them for now and maybe try them again in a few months?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Hour, Use It Up Saturday

Use them or lose them #14: Happy Hour

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I plumped for Happy Hour… the cocktail based set which retired a while ago.

I also decided to make a bit of a one sheet wonder with a piece of double sided scrapbook paper although didn’t end up using all of it as there were some damaged parts of the paper. I also used scraps for all the mounts too.

Strawberry daiquiri anyone?

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Love how these all look but if I am honest it is more because of the paper than the stamps… undecided about keeping this set now even though I thought I would love it… wonder how I will feel after set number 2.

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