I forgot to add my usual reminder to Sunday's snippets post - it's Rudolph Days from today until the end of the month over at ScrappyMo's HERE!
This card is my entry, and I managed to make three of them exactly the same:
- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening
- white card stock, onto which I stamped the image using the Misti, a Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 'Iced Spruce' ink pad and the fabulous Inkylicious 'Winter Snow Pines - Large' stamp
- I positioned the stamp on the Misti and used card which was larger then I wanted the final result to be so I could trim it down to suit once the stamping of the trees was done
- for the first stamping I inked up the stamp and stamped it off onto a scrap of paper before then stamping onto the card panel (aka 2nd generation stamping)
- then, I moved the stamp about half an inch to the left and stamped it again (leaving out the 2nd generation step) for a darker image
- then trimmed the panel down to quarter of an inch smaller all round than the card front
- used the Misti to add the sentiment in the top left hand corner with a stamp from the Paper Smooches 'Christmas Sampler' set and a Dew Drop Brilliance ink pad called 'Crimson Copper' - which is a perfect match to the deep red mat/frame I wanted to use
- then added some 'Art of Craft' own brand micro glitter to the trees using a Zig glue pen (needless to say it's impossible to capture the lovely sparkle on camera although if you enlarge the photo and peer very closely some of it does show up, sigh)
- brushed any excess off using a large soft make-up brush - valuable piece of craft equipment!
- trimmed down a deep red card snippet to an eight of an inch all round larger than the image panel and ran a dark red Whispers pen around the cut edge as the off white core of the card was irritating me (OCD strikes again!)
- then glued the image panel onto the red mat before gluing to the card front
I bought this stamp before Christmas and offered one as a prize - after seeing what a lovely card Sarn had made using her stamp set. I just couldn't find a nice enough blue in amongst the 1001 ink pads lurking here so opted for the 'Iced Spruce' - which then needed a pop of deep red and some sparkle to bring it more alive.
Thinking about it, the Tim Holtz 'Broken China' Distress Oxide ink pad would have probably worked fine as it's such a pretty shade of blue - one to remember for next time.