Thursday, 14 January 2016
MM187 - Plaid Noel
How about a two-tone plaid Christmas tree for this week's Merry Monday Challenge:
A new Stampin' Up set (Lots of Joy) arrived at my house yesterday and I couldn't help but notice/remember the plaid tree. Perfect for this week's challenge!
First I removed the trunk - yes, permanently. I'm not afraid of stamp surgery when I know I'll use a stamp more in its altered form.
Next I stamped the tree twice - once in Real Red, once in Bermuda Bay. I fussy cut them (I know straight lines aren't really fussy, but I realized how die-dependent I have become!) and then stacked them and cut them again, so that I could line them up perfectly and piece the opposite-coloured sides together.
I also performed surgery on the sentiment (from the same set) - it had some little images above and below it and I thought they were not helping the graphic vibe of this strong font. So I removed them - but I made another stamp out of them - I have some ideas for that too!