Hello and welcome to May 1...... Phew, another Month has clicked on by!!!
Its the start of a new week, a new month and a new challenge over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. The challenge runs May 1 thru June 15. Plenty of time for you to make a Christmas card and get it submitted it to the challenge.
I love Christmas and making cards for that season is really a joy, especially if you are not in a rush. So, the more Christmas cards I make now, the fewer I will need to make at Christmastime. (LOL)
If you are like me I'm sure you have some Christmas stamps that are in your favorite category!!
The card I am sharing today is made with a stamp that I dearly love, it's in that favorite category of mine.
Let me show it:
This stamp was designed to be used on a slimline card and it is so beautiful and I think it's kind of elegant. I fell in love with it as soon as I spied it.
In making the card, I stamped it in black ink on white CS and just used a small blending brush to add a brown color. I know brown is not a Christmas color, but as looked at this scene, those gentle archs and the dots reminded me of sand and that's why I used a brown color. I used a gentile hand in applying that brown ink. After I colored the scene, I layered that white CS on a dark green layer and then that was layered on a gold CS layer and all the layers were added to the main white card.
This is another card that is somewhat quick and perfect if you need to send quite a few cards and you want to only use one design,
Here is what I used to make my card:
- Brown Ink - Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
- Black Ink - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
- White CS
- Dark Green CS
- Gold CS
- Stamp - Rejoice - Woodware
- Blending Brush