Monday, February 09, 2009

Christmas Cards

The following cards were inspired by Tim Holtz’ 12 tags for Christmas. The first tag uses a mask, so I decided I had to make it. But I did not have distress inks, grungeboard, stickles glitter and all the other little doo dads that Tim loves to use. I guess the following is an example in improvisation. Making do with what one has on hand.

I lined up three pieces of cardstock and laid the mask on all three. This way I would do everything just once and get three cards. I had no distress inks so I used my dye ink pads and tried some DTP. That did not please me very much so I switched to my trusted stippling method. Then I took off the mask, and because the negative image was so sharp, I stippled in some more colour to give the masked area a more blended in look. I stamped the music background.

For the letters, I used the negative of a chipboard alphabet as a stencil and cut out the letters from regular cardstock. I did not have any red stickles glue, so I used children’s glitter glue instead. The holly leaves are done with a punch. Since I had no grungeboard, the lamp post is stamped on handmade paper, the thickest ‘cardstock’ I could find.

  • Cardstock by Club Scrap
  • Street lamp stamp by Club Scrap
  • 'JOY' letters traced from the negative of FooFaLa chipboard alphabet
  • Musical mask by Tim Holtz
  • Inks used: Ranger Adirondacks Cranberry, Mushroom, Bottle & Lettuce
  • Letters coloured with Pinta Perla 'rouge' paint and then covered with Crayola red glitter glue.
  • Punched Holly leaves painted with leaf green 'Silk' paints from Stampa Rosa
  • Background musical stamp from Stampington
  • Yellow of street lamp coloured in with galaxy marker
  • 1 comment:

    Nettie said...

    these cards are gorgeous!