Welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps Holiday Gifts Blog Hop! The Design Team will be sharing hand-made holiday gifts with you during the hop. It is not too early to start making your holiday cards, gifts, gift warp, and treats! Join us for some holiday-inspired fun and creativity!
The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. On Monday, November 12th, we will be drawing for fantastic prizes!
In order to be entered to winone of the two prizes, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs listed blow, including the Hampton Art Stamps Blog! We will choose two blogs at random, and one comment from each blog to win the prize.
Hampton Art is so generous with their design team - and they sent us a ton of Christmas stamps! So, I had to try to figure out a way to use several of them on this project. I've made an ombre word-art decoration that would be perfect on a mantel or table.
I started off with a wooden "Peace" plaque from Kaisercraft. I'm sure local craft stores would have various wooden words that you could substitute. I painted the entire thing with several coats of gesso and let it dry completely. Now the fun part! I stamped various holiday words as well as snowflakes and musical notes all over my base, using Top Boss Embossing Ink and embossing it with clear powder. I just worked one small section at a time, until the whole word was covered. Next I added Scarlet pigment ink to the top quarter of my project, then quickly wiped over the inked area with a paper towel to remove the ink from the embossed area. The next quarter was inked with Cranberry pigment ink, and the process was repeated. The final two layers were with Moss Green pigment ink and finally Olive Pastel Chalk ink. I lightly coated the whole piece with a spray of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, and rubbed my paper towel from the top to bottom, in a swiping motion. This helped to blend my colors more, and to soften them a bit as well.
Hampton Art Stamps
Santa Stops Here SC0272
Just Add Snow SC0271
Holiday Dreams and Wishes SC0274
Merry Christmas PS0179
Kelly's Snowflake Border PS0495A
Elegant Merry Christmas PS0176
Color Box Scarlet Pigment Ink
Color Box Cranberry Pigment Ink
Color Box Moss Green Pigment Ink
Color Box Olive Pastel Chalk Ink
Smooch Vanilla Shimmer Spritz
Top Boss Embossing Ink
Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:
1. Hampton Art Stamps Blog http://blog.hamptonart.com/
2. Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
3. Britt Bass http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
5. Dana http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com
6. Vivian http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
7. Gini http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/