Thursday, 1 December 2011

Festive Trio Setting for The Artistic Stamper

Thanks for giving us all such a lot of  beautiful "Background Creations" to look at for last months challenge :)
So..... how do you feel about this one?
Yes it's a seasonal challenge for December over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)
I thought I'd do something a little different and make a place setting trio for a festive meal.

The design team were additionally asked to use icy blues and some of the new stamps being released and I chose to use this snowflake pattern.
You can be the lucky owner of this snowflake stamp (you have the choice of an icicle stamp too) as they will be given away free.....yes FREE to customers who make a purchase at The Artistic Stamper this month.
Cool :)
I stamped the snowflakes in Distress Ink tumbled glass onto a plain white napkin and overstamped the Seasons greetings in Archival Black...

...a little tip....remember to fully unfold the napkin to stamp and don't overink it or the ink will seep through the layers and/or bleed the image ;)
...just think of all the co-ordinating looks for your decor that you could achieve for a special dinner party and not have to spend a fortune on!

Then I made a little place name just by folding an oblong piece of card...

...then cutting an oblong mask for the centre and stamping the snowflakes over it.
The picture below shows one not stamped yet with a mask in the middle and one with the stamping done and the mask removed.

...I then added little touches of glue and some festive sparkle with irridescent glitter ;)
To finish the little trio I made a menu holder using the same masking principle as the place name...

...instead of permanently sticking the menu insert inside I held it in place with some ribbon...
...that way you can easily change the menu inside at the next dinner party ;)

...the Seasons Greetings from mini Christmas is one of my favourite festive motifs and was stamped using Archival black.

You really must take a look at the "It's Christmas" creations the rest of the team have made and here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "It's Christmas"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, an altered napkin! ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until December 31st and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. such a fantabulous and creative set. Hugs Juls

  2. oh wow these are simply stunning really adore these to bits,stunning set hugs cherylxxx

  3. Wow, they are so pretty, and I love your sparkly blue reindeer too!!

  4. I love this set ~ so creative and a fab use of the snowflake stamps!! Gorgeous, as always!
    Love Emma xx

  5. Lovely use of the snowflakes. Simply beautiful! xx

  6. What a great idea to use your stamps and make such a festive place setting! Love it.


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