this stamp/die set is fun to use but just a little challenging to line up well. test stamping the designs for placement is best. they yield wonderful results. i paired mine with the mid century cover die for a very 1965 christmas feel.
This set brings back so many wonderful holiday memories. A Christmas tree and living room chair from my childhood home. I loved the holiday cards I was able to create for my family.
I love Mid-century modern design, so I love this set. I have used it more for non-holiday stuff than holiday.
I have used the retro shape for star trek insignia, trees, fish, a rocket ship, and have some other ideas.
I have used that shape and the sparkle stamp in this set with some half and quarter circle stamps to make a retro patterned paper.
I have used the sentiments as is as well as stamping Happy Holidays in a straight line by stamping first one word, then the other , with some strategic use of post it tape on the stamp while inking it up (remove this before stamping).
The ornaments are a treat. Love them.
It's a great set.
I adore the mid-century modern/atomic age look and just about squealed with delight when this set was released. I'm new to stamp layering and die cutting, so it's been loads of fun to play with these stamps. I've been experimenting with using metallic embossing powders for the ornaments, especially on metallic cardstock, but my technique needs tweaking. I will say that the chair gave me problems lining up the legs until I realized I should wait to stamp them after I die cut the whole chair out; that way they line up perfectly. There's no need for a die to the boomerang since it's super easy to fussycut it out. By the way, if you use pink glitter embossing powder for the tree on pink pearlescent paper you get an amazingly authentic looking tinsel tree! In the future I'd love to see supplements to this set; the furniture of the era is iconic and everybody loves atomic age cats.
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