I have no idea really why I created this card other than just because I could! Ha ha! But it has ended up inspiring me for this months ‘class’ with my friends. I say class as I don’t really teach much but instead show them what I’ve done and then they get to play in my house with the same stuff and sometimes create something similar. To be honest the most important thing is for us to get together and have time playing with our crafting stuff … Not really about learning. Anyways! This is the card that inspired me to plan a techniques class to playing with ink which I was due to be holding in a few days time! I say was because I have a clash and can’t host the class anymore… So class is postponed to later in the year but wanted to share the impetus regardless!
Yes … A Christmas card! On Good Friday too! Really not doing so well at not making them … Although in the defence of this card it is an 8×8 card so will be given to probably my parents as a special card … Definitely not a run of the mill Christmas card!
I started by stamping out the Papermania text background stamp that I got in the sale in the Range using the Archival ink. As I don’t have an acrylic block this big (it’s on the list of things to get at some point) I had to just use my hands to press it down so coverage in some areas was a bit sketchy. I have to say that didn’t matter one jot though as what I then did was spray three colours of Dylusions ink and some water on it and then “splodge” it lots to make the colours blend together. This created a lovely effect … Albeit very bright … For a lovely modern background. I knew the piece needed some kind of edging though so used some Black Soot distress ink and some cut and dry foam to blend it onto the edges of the piece.
I then decided to ink up the Festive Flurry large snowflake stamp with Versamark and heat emboss with white detail powder direct onto the background. This worked really well with the background as the powder is opaque and the colours behind don’t show through.
I then mounted it onto Island Indigo cardstock and created the sentiment tag which I mounted on dimensionals to give it more texture. I heat embossed the sentiment too to make the two features work together.
I finally added bling to the snowflake and mounted it … At an arty jaunty angle onto the card blank.
So so happy with this card … And hope you understand how one little bit of play can have turned out to be quite inspirational!