Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Christmas card two
I was inspired to make this card yesterday after spending Friday teaching lots of techniques to a new stamper.
Having refreshed my own memory on lots of different techniques I decided to try this technique again.....it's basically sponging through a mask, then over stamping.
I began by cutting out an oval from scrap paper, I discarded the oval centre as it was the negative I wanted to work with.
I applied some two way glue to the back of the aperture mask and allowed it to dry.
Once the glue was completely dry, I placed it over a piece of white card stock and pressed it down gently to secure it to the card.
I tore a very narrow strip from the sticky edge of a post it note, (just so that it no longer had a straight edge but still had lots of sticky left along the edge)
I applied Apricot Appeal ink from the sides and worked around the yellow arch and blending the edges of the two colours.
I added a touch of Pretty in Pink ink around the arch and blended it the Apricot . t
That was followed by a few light strokes of Lavender Lace ink around the arch, again blending the edges. The final colour was Smokey Slate at the very top of the arch and a touch at the edges.
When I was happy with the effect, I inked up two thirds of the row of trees stamp from the "Lovely as a tree" stamp set in black ink and stamped over the sponged area, positioning the stamp slightly over to the right side.
I inked up the pine tree stamp and stamped it on the left side of the card, overlapping the sponged oval.
I added some glitter glue to the branches of the trees on one of the cards. When the gltter glue was dry, I added a greeting.