Holiday Cards 2014

This year, I acquired a snowflake puncher and a couple of clear stamps. I’ve made three cards so far. Not sure how I feel on these yet.

I didn’t know clear stamps existed. Clear stamps are basically peelable, and are used by putting them on an acrylic block. You apply the pressure to the acrylic block in order to get the ink on the ink pad onto the stamp. Then, after you’re done using the stamp, you peel the stamp off. I guess this saves making a wooden block for the old wooden block/rubber stamps. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. So far, the clear stamp takes off ink pretty quickly, and I can’t stamp more than once. With the wooden block stamps, I can stamp multiple times before the ink runs out…so maybe the clear stamp material doesn’t absorb as much ink…or just dumps it all in the first go.

Oh, and for kicks….here’s the one rubber stamp I acquired this year. I randomly colored it, and then realized the colors reminded me of Waldo…so I drew glasses on the right penguin.

Look, it’s Waldo!


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