Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Christmas Card

I haven't made many cards at all - so this is another experiment for a friend.

Once again - the scan doesn't seem to like the gold and has also missed some of the border out!

I painted some paper with inks - red, brown, and grey. Stamped on swirls. Added a collage of a Victorian Santa Clause which I have enhanced with inks.

Stamped Merry Christmas and embossed with gold with a bit of gold above him.

I edged it with a gold 'peel off' border

'In the hand' the card looks marbled with softer shades of colours and the stamped swirls are clearer!

Painting and stamping.

Oh dear - the scan isn't showing this too well!

I painted the background shades of green and cream and brown. Then using a Kodomo stamp I stamped the image and then embossed it with an embossing powder which is the colour of and has the aroma of chocolate!

I edged it with Kyrlon light gold pen, and flecked some of the stamped image with it too, to catch the light.

On a card, I mounted some gold 'Angel Hair' paper, edged the card all around with light gold pen and mounted the stamped image on top.

Painted some more card and stamped and embossed the lettering.

Then finished it off with an insert inside.

Three hours later - finished.