I was on dangerous ground about two weeks ago...wandering through Stamp Antonio which is only three blocks from my house. So much eye candy! Waaaay up at the top of a shelf was a beautiful layered paper ornament. When I asked about it, the lady said it was made with a Holly Berry stamp but they had been out of stock for months and they probably would not be ordering more. Hmmm...after dropping some cash for a few [ahem] supplies I blazed home by way of Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, and Starbucks. Found the website, gave them a call. Was actually speaking with the manufacturer, so they take your order, make the stamp and send it out. Less than a week later it was here. Made this ornament last night. I stamped and embossed with gold EP onto burgundy CS. My eyes did sort of a crazy dance because I didn't where to start cutting; so many choices. I put the wooden block on my copier and printed out a few copies then used colored pencils to show different possibilites. Then I was a stamping and embossing maniac. I did two more images on burgundy, three on my trusty manilla folder stash, and started cutting with my craft knife. I made this one six layers, each one attached with foam tape. I also did nine more images on the manilla folder, three more each on pine green, dark blue and purple. So I have enough stamped and ready for three more ornaments which I will do this afternoon. This is a nice sized ornament - 6.5" x 3.75".
Stamps: Holly Berry
Paper: The Paper Studio, manilla folder.
Accessories: Gold EP, craft knife, foam tape, sore finger.