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.

6 comments:

SueB said...

Wonderful Alma! and what an early bird you are with your Christmas cards!
The way you've coloured it in is beautiful!
Suzie xxxxx :)

SusieJ said...

A gorgeous card Alma - that stamp is great!
Sue xx

Carole said...

Fab card Alma, but I'm struggling to get my head around Christmas already!!! Just as the sun starts to actually shine!
Love your attention to detail as always.
Hugs Carole xxx

craftattack said...

Really lovely, Alma, well done!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

LOL alma, I think I called you sue in the last comment, (sorry, but got a txt from a friend called sue while on the computer, lol)...

so sorry alma, just put it done to my age :-(

Sian said...

A great reminder that Christmas is good at any time of the year!

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