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CAS Watercolor – Merry Christmas

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I unmounted all of my wood mount stamps in batches. Christmas stamps were the first to get done, cause I wanted to make sure they would get more use than they have sitting in a drawer collecting dust. Now my Christmas wood mounts are in stamp pockets, grouped by manufacturer when possible. Today’s card uses a 1999 stamp made by a company called DeNami Designs, who is amazingly *still* in business! I don’t know the name of this stamp or if it is still available, though I suspect the design is retired. I heat embossed the image in white on a 4×6″ card base made of watercolor cardstock. Then I painted the image and sentiment with Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. I love the simplicity of this stamp and the card itself.

I’m submitting this card in the following challenges:

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27 comments on “CAS Watercolor – Merry Christmas

  1. What a great idea!! I NEVER use my wood mounted stamps, mainly because they are so hard to get to! I might have to do the same; then they would be more easily accessible and would take up much less room! And your card is fabulous! I love the look of those trees! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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    • I’m so glad I unmounted these in time to use them for the holidays! If you do it, you’ll find the harder the rubber is to get off, the more thought you give to how many times you are likely to use it. LOL I was fortunate that most of the Christmas stamps cooperated with me, but I stopped there when the next batch I tried was a bit more hesitant to get with the plan! I have them boxed to bring to the kitchen where I can nuke them in the microwave to loosen the adhesive on the rubber. Good luck if you do it! I promise you won’t regret doing it when you see how much space you save!

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  2. Hmm . . .I may have hat the wrong DT hat on when I left my last comment. If I did, so sorry! And I should have said, “Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.”

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  3. That’s such a gorgeous CAS design, Karen. I’ve unmounted most of my wood mounted stamps for the same reason as you, and it’s been great to rediscover some of my very first stamp purchases, which I am now using again. I have some dating back to the early 1980s! So glad you dusted off this lovely stamp and shared it with us at Stamping Sensations!

    Lynne

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  4. A very stylish CAS Christmas creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  5. Oh, these are super fun trees, Karen – love the look so much! Love that resist sentiment, too – beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  6. Beautiful CAS card. I love it!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    CRAFT DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

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  7. Hi, I keep wondering about de-mounting some of my stamps, but just worry I’ll regret it. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

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    • Jo, I promise… once the wood blocks are out of the house you will never regret it! Seeing all the blocks in one pile is a little worrisome, but as long as you stamp an index of the image in the pocket or binder you store the stamp in, you will be so pleased with the results and all the space you can reclaim. I was in awe of how little space the images took up after I eliminated the blocks!!! I was able to clear an entire shelf of a stand size closet… not only that, I can actually find and use my stamps easily now instead of digging through baskets of piled stamps. And I feel like the rubber will be better maintained when its not in a jumbled pile where the wood of another block can make an indentation in the image of another stamp. Do it!

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  8. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge. Good luck!

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  9. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog for the current challenge the theme is “Anything Christmas Goes” and the sponsor is Digital Delights. Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  10. CAS is one of my faves and your card is perfect, such a serene image. So glad you joined us at Winter Wonderland Challenges!

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  11. Love this pretty clean-and-simple watercolor Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with the inspiration board challenge over on The House That Stamps Built.

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  12. very nice – the wood stamps take up lots less room unmounted
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

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  13. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  14. Gorgeous card!
    Thamks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  15. Karen: What a treasure your ‘old’ stamp is!!! The trees are so stylish and your creative applications have added to the beauty! Thanks for including APTS blog in your link-ups! Becca/resident designer for APTS

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    • I think of this stamp as a treasure too! As I unmounted the Christmas stamps, I worked first on the ones I knew would be used for years, so that if I grew weary of the process it would be the least favorites to be donated or given away. I had to stop myself from using this one as soon as it was unmounted! LOL I did use it the same day it was unmounted, sort of like a reward for the hard work of unmounting 20 year old stamps!

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    • Wow, thank you Becca! I really appreciate your sweet words! I think of this old stamp as a treasure too 😊

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  16. Beautiful CAS card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!
    Debbie
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

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  17. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia World Challenges.

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  18. How pretty your trio of trees – and so cool to find out that they were ‘once-upon-a-time’ wood mounted! Thrilled to see this festive gem in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!
    ~carol

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