Finally got a moment to work with my new Christmas single stamps! I was so excited to see the new religious-themed ones that I ordered them right away. I was especially pleased with this gorgeous stamp with the timeless words from Isaiah 9:6, immortalized all over again in Handel's Messiah. Doesn't it just make you wanna sing? "For unto us a child is born!" All by myself in my stamp room this week, now that the kids and hubby are back in school, I discovered I can still hit the high notes. : )
You can view the entire new holiday release in our single, clear-mount stamp collection by clicking here.
One word of caution, however--they're HUGE! The flyer has them shown at 50%. Since all other Stampin' Up stamps in the main catalog and Holiday Catalog are shown at full, regular size, it can be a little surprising to get one of the stamps only featured on our flyers, such as the 25th Anniversary Collection or these new single stamps, and discover it is quite the scene-stealer!
For instance, on the flyer, this circular nativity image looks to be about the size of our 1 3/8th inch circle punch. But view it here stamped and heat embossed on a regular sized card:
I used the two largest regular (not scalloped) circles from the new Circles Collection Framelits to make my goil foil cardstock rim around the opening in the cardfront. I skipped a size and went with the fourth circle in from the largest plain circle for cutting out the actual image (this will all make sense when you look at your Framelits). So just be aware than size is going to be a little deceptive on this particular single stamp collection.
I have more cards with the Isaiah stamp to share with you tomorrow, with more of that gorgeous silver foil cardstock and framelit work, too. Thanks for popping by! Now, where'd I put that Handel CD?