Thursday, 17 June 2010
Card Made using the Wonderful Stamp in my Match Box swop
One of the wonderful items in my matchbox swop with Margaret, was an unmounted stamp I could not tell what it was from looking at the stamp, so decided to make a card out of it, whatever it was. I was really surprised when I stamped it and found it was a wonderful holly bouquet. I decided to stamp the main design onto a docrafts journaling label. I then used water pencils to colour in the image. I added stickles on the berries and a ribbon over the stamped ribbon section of the image I darken the edge of the jouranling tag with green I also added a red inked outside edge. I used the same stamp to make the background paper to mount the main image onto, I used a graphite black archival Brillance ink pad(I love these ink pads) I then used a piece of cut & dry to pick up red and green ink and add colour to the background. I decided to do the greeting on half a pre cut shape I had ad added a greeting which I also inked over to bring the colour into line with the rest of the design I added some holly leaves and gems from Poundland I also layered it up. I quite please with it, the only thing I am not keen on is the amount of green space at the top.