Thursday, 8 January 2009

January kit #2

The second kit for January uses the really atmospheric colours of topaz and amethyst - a real departure for me. I was actually spoilt for choice as to what photo to use and wasted loads of time yesterday switching back and forth between two in particular but we got there in the end! The kit includes cardstock, 5 patterned papers, a whole pack of ribbons and a pack of 5 Autumn Leaves border stamps (so gorgeous you won't believe it!!).

The ribbons stamped up beautifully and it was so easy to do - you just need a good inkpad. I used the Colorbox Chalk ink in Warm Violet and I'll be getting some in for the shop before we run this kit at club so don't panic about finding this if you don't already have it. I tried a few other inks along the way - Anna Griffin Purple produces a very subtle effect (too subtle for me!) and Distress Inks Milled Lavender bled into the ribbon which looked awful - probably because it was a new inkpad and very juicy.

The only other things you'll need are some 3d foam pads and an acrylic stamp block that will fit a 4" long stamp. The templates for everything else except the title are included in the kit. The January kits will hopefully be shipping tomorrow when the main stamp order is due to be delivered - Christmas can be a pain sometimes because everywhere shuts down and everything takes twice as long!!

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