Tuesday, 25 August 2015
August Rudolph Day
For my card this time I have used some new stamps from Paper Artsy, from their Eclectica range designed by Lin Brown. All the stamps I've used here are from the same set.
I began by stamping the snowflake with Brilliance Ice Blue ink randomly onto some smooth white card. I wanted a subtle background and it doesn't show up very well in my photo but I think you could see it if you click on the picture to enlarge it. I then coloured the branch stamp with Distress Markers, Vintage Photo and Forest Moss, and huffed on it before stamping it toward the top of my card. Next I stamped the little bauble with Versamark and embossed it with WOW pearl gold embossing powder, and then coloured it with a red Derwent Aqua tone marker and a water brush. At this stage I die cut it with a Li'l Inker stitched rectangle die. I did this first so that I knew exactly where to place the Noel, which I stamped with Versamark and embossed and coloured the same way as the bauble. I used a small piece of gold peel off for the hanging chain, and then layered it onto first, some dark green card and then gold mirri card before mounting it onto a folded red A6 card. I quite like it now it's done but it didn't quite turn out as I had in mind and I had some difficulty trying to colour the embossed images. I tried Promarkers and then Distress markers which did colour OK, but I smudged both efforts trying to remove surplice ink from the embossing so my first two ended in the bin. The water colour crayons seemed to work better so I could make some more of this design quite easily now.
Thank you all for taking time to visit here today and for your lovely comments, I appreciate them all.
Now I am going to link this up at Scrappymo's Rudolph Day Challenge - Anything Christmas.