had a great time yesterday creating today’s card!
It took a long time
because I painted the stamp eight times, using four different colours.
It was quite a challenge as there weren’t any definitive lines where
each part of the overall image starts or ends!
In a way, I think this
was a good thing because each of the poinsettias look different from each
other, and there are slight differences with the leaves and berries
started my card with a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and I
drew a pencil circle around a 1 3/4″ circle I’d punched out.
notice in the close up photographs I forgot to remove the pencil lines
before photographing them! DOH!
I’ve erased the marks now, but in the process
I’ve knocked off some of the small yellow pearls – I’ll get Tombow to secure
them back in place!
Soft Suede Ink, I set my Stamp-a-ma-jig up, and once I’d cleaned my
stamp I was ready to start.
I used Marker Pens to paint my stamp as
follows: berries – Cherry Cobbler; poinsettias – Real Red; leaves – Wild
Wasabi; fir twigs – Garden Green.
I used the pencil line as my guide
and had to decide near the end whether to spread the last two out, or
close them together slightly to get three in.
I’m glad I went for the latter – it was the right decision!
– I went for the latter and
it was the right decision.
took the Peace . Joy . Love sentiment from the Musical Season Stamp
Stamp, and painted it using the same four Marker Pens.
I adhered this to
a Red Glimmer Paper Strip using Glue Dots and Tombow, and put it under
my self-healing mat that I work on so Tombow could work its magic.
started to put my card together by adhering a layer of Red Glimmer paper
to a Whisper White CS card base.
I adhered the stamped image onto the
Red Glimmer paper with six Glue Dots and some Tombow.
Then I slipped it
under my self-healing mat that I work on so Tombow could work its magic.
I took another top layer of Whisper White CS for the inside of my card
and stamped two more images.
I adhered it to a layer of Red Glimmer Paper
and put it under my mat.
took my card out from under my mat and adhered the sentiment and the
bow, which was die cut from the smaller bow die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits
I then retrieved the layers for inside from under my mat and adhered it inside my card.
Overall, I’m really pleased with this card, even though the wreath goes slightly wonky at the top left hand corner, it’s not enough for me to worry about!
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That’s it from me today – it’s so nice to get back into my routine! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Really a beautiful card, Jan. Love everything about it! In fact, it just might be my favourite Christmas card of the season so far! You've done a super job of it, visible pencil lines aside. Lol Not to worry … there's a quick solution for that! TFS
Hi, Geraldine. It was so good to get back into my studio! The card took quite a bit of time but I was relaxed and it was a pleasure making it! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.