As we settle back down from the summer holidays at Humbug Hall, we are doing a bit of work with our new found crafty items and exploring new techniques. Yes, this week's challenge at Bah!Humbug! is Something New. Those that know me well know, that rubber stamping is not my forte, especially when the medium is not regular ink. Although I've had this lovely Christmas stamp by Stampin' Up for awhile, this is the first time I've used it, and the medium was especially exciting (and challenging). I've used my new Judikins Mica Gloss Metallics Effects ink in green, rose gold and gold, spread it on glossy card stock, mushed it together and stamped it on another piece of black glossy card stock for this effect. There are a number of different techniques using this fabulous ink HERE.
Unfortunately, I did not refresh my memory as to technique before I began experimenting and did get a bit more ink on the delicate stamp than intended. It therefor took much longer to dry than anticipated, and I accidentally smeared it a bit while finishing my card. To hide a particularly messed up area, I use my Heartfelt Creations Limited Edition Regal Poinsettia 2 Precut Stamp and Coordinating Spellbinders Blossom Two Nesties and popped it over the offensive mistake. A metallic gold mat, a few adhesive beads, and a peelie sentiment was all that was needed to complete the card front. As I'm quite timid in diving into new stuff, I thank Ann and Max for this challenge. Undoubtedly, these supplies would have languished for years in my drawers had it not been for them. LOL Please take a look at their new found treasures and techniques HERE and we invite you to join along.