Week 2 of the Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks was very successful today, with my hardworking gang churning through the work to get all ten cards done before we all had to scatter in different directions to collect children from school.
This card proved to be more involved than it looks at first glance:
Next, we sponged the edges with Crumb cake ink. Then came the swirl from Baroque Motifs (a classic stamp set, so versatile) in Old Olive ink. The next step was a little involved - the ghosting technique done with the SAMJ to ensure the image was slightly offset, stamped with Platinum shimmer paint applied directly to the rubber with a dauber. Then came the Rich Razzleberry flowers, the Rich Razzleberry ribbon and tag, attached with linen thread. Oh, and see the white part on the tag? Shimmer White cardstock (YAY!). It is lovely in real life. For a final touch, we added bling in the form of diamontes.
I hadn't realised when I made my sample, that the shimmer paint was VERY messy to work with when you make this card in bulk. Oops, sorry girls!
For a one layer card, this has a lot of texture and interest, built up with the layers of collage and the "ghosting" effect. It is also a perfect example of how you can make non-Christmas stamps and non-traditional colours (step away from Green and Red sometimes!) really work for you in a Christmas Card.
I'll show you the second card we did, a little later.