The whole time I was making this card, Cliff Richard singing 'Mistletoe and Wine' kept running through my head:
Less Is More Week 135 where the girls want us to use a rubber stamp (check) as maybe do some water colouring (check).
Also, over at Hazel's Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge , Hazel asked for us to get inky and/or painty (check). And this is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, where it's always 'Anything goes'.
- 5" x 5" square white card stock with an oval aperture which I die cut using a Nesties die. I then replaced the die inside the oval face down and paper pricked right round the oval using the outer edge of the die as a template. By some miracle the holes ended up joining up perfectly too - I was sure the last gap would be too close or too wide but Lady Luck was on my side for a change, yay!
- the mistletoe and the bow are from the 'A Little Bit Festive Mistletoe' set by Sheena Douglass. Coloured with Aqua Markers - and for the life of me I can't understand why I always just reach for Pro Markers as, with the aid of a waterbrush, the colours blended so well
- almost a crisis when I realised earlier on in the making that my biggest oval die meant a piece of mistletoe would be hidden at the bottom, but I just measured it within the oval on the card, drew a faint pencil mark either side of the offending piece of mistletoe and then snipped round to allow it to overlap
- after colouring the bow I snipped round it, ran a black Whispers pen round the edges then popped it in place on the card. Do not try this with a Pro Marker though 'cos it'll bleed, I learnt that hard lesson a while ago :(
- and of course I backed the inside of the front of the card with a snippet of white card to finish it off
I didn't add a sentiment, it speaks (or even sings) for itself probably? :)