I thought I'd start with my jumper card from Sunday's show as it was such a fun one to make. I can see that everyone else thought the same as it sold out so quickly. Sazzle's and Kelly's Dave and Barb jumpers did make me smile. I think I might personalise a few for Christmas cards.
I started off by creating the background. This is done with Red Geranium Archival Ink and nearly went horribly wrong!
I started at the bottom with the Christmas trees, then I drew in a pencil line as a guide and stamped the zigzag.
I continued like this until I had covered it all - I was so chuffed that I managed it in one go with no inky fingerprints or smudged bits! Because of this I was extra cautious and heat set it as well as leaving it overnight before I rubbed out the pencil lines.
Fast forward 24 hours and cue lots of very bad words.
Despite my precautions, it was smudging. I couldn't believe it! It was the first time I've used this colour but I've never had a problem with any others. Luckily it wasn't too obvious (just a pale pink glow rather than an obvious red smudge) so I just continued really carefully, cleaning my eraser after every rub. I got there in the end but I won't be doing it in that colour again!
Next up was the jumper. I cut that out of red card and masked off the arms when I was working on the body and vice versa. The stamping was done in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white detail powder. I curved the zigzag stamp for the bit below the neck.
It took a while but I got there in the end.
It made me smile when we were in Marks and Spencer's just after Sunday's show and saw this. Do you think it would suit me?