Saturday, 4 October 2014
Today I have this card to show you that I have made for the latest Crafty Individuals Challenge, titled
Halloween Madness or Christmas Frenzy. I don't make halloween cards so I have gone for the Christmas option. I have had this lovely stamp for a while but not used before and I got the embossing folder free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine last week so decided to use both to make my card. I ran a square of white card in the EF through my Cuttllebug and then gently coloured the high spots with a Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue ink pad. I carefully cut out the centre by hand leaving a frame. The CI stamp of the children has got some wording and snowflake around the edge so I masked this off when inking it with Memento black ink and then stamped it onto another piece of white card. I stamped it again on a post it and cut out to use as a mask while I stamped the trees in the background. I used a Chocolate Baroque stamp for this and Versafine Olympia Green ink. I added a little shading with distress inks and coloured the image with water colour pencils. I fixed the frame over the image and trimmed it close to the embossing and then mounted it onto dark blue card leaving a narrow edge, and then onto a white 15 cm square base card. For decoration I punched out some snowflakes with an X cut punch from a snippet of sparkly blue card and used Stickles Star Dust glitter glue to add sparkle to the trees, snowy areas and some of the embossing.
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