Here is today's tag - I so love this stamp!! Isn't he great?? Even though he was designed as Father Christmas, I think he could be used all year round on Steampunk projects as a 'Mad Professor' type person.
The background was coloured with Distress inks and then spritzed with water to blend the colours. Santa was then stamped onto the card using stazon, I then masked him out and overstamped with the AS Stars Background Stamp. Covered the whole thing with Versamark and then Clear UTEE. You need a couple of layers of UTEE to acheive a smooth finish. Around teh edges I sprinkled some gold, silver and red embossing powder. Since its christmas the cogs are a bit more colourful than normal, and are made with Tim's Cog die-cut from shrink plastic and then coloured and shrunk. (well what else do you do with shrink plastic?)
And my Advent Calendar treat?? A cup of Hot Chocolate with a dram of Brandy in it (YUM!) - you are welcome to join me!
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Everyone else in the household has their own Advent Calendar - the children have ones made by my dearest and well loved late Aunt - boy do I miss her, but each year she is our thoughts everyday as the children find the pockets on their calendars
And this is Matt's, I cross-stitched it from a pattern in 'Family Circle' about 20 years ago, it has had quality street chocs hanging from it every year since - can you tell which his favourite ones are!