Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Christmas Card 2012



I designed the Christmas card for last year in the summer, buying the stamps at a rather hot and humid craft show.  I normally like to have all my Christmas cards made by the end of September, but last year I was still finishing them off in December!  Hopefully, I will do better this year.



To build the background I used my favourite Distress inks, applied with foam, in blue and black, masking out the moon area with a circle.


Once the mask was removed, a full moon.


To build the remainder of the image for the card I used a selection of Inkylicious stamps.  Although a clear stamp they are wonderful quality and stamp as well as rubber, with the added bonus that you can see where you are stamping (they are good value too).  



It was then just a case of stamping out the elements of the skyline, Santa and reindeer and the stars in a jet black ink...............on all these.









Once all the ink was dry, the 'postcard' was simply mounted on a plain white C6 card, then a little black glitter was added to the back of the sleigh.


4 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, I salute you xx

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  2. Wow! They were fab though. Do you still sell cards?
    JY

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