I'm on a bit of a run with Christmas cards at the moment, so I am pleased to be a Guest Designer for Merry Monday #35 this week. Lesley has prepared another great sketch to inspire us, so get those stamps inked up. Here is the sketch:
I have put together some of my favourite colours to come up with a more contemporary Christmas look this week. I have stamped the main image from the 'Come to Bethlehem' stamp set in Midnight Muse. I love the result you get with the new ink pads on solid stamps. I clear embossed the image, although it isn't really apparent in the photo, which made it easier to sponge the background. I punched out a large oval and trimmed it down to use as a mask for the star and later used the negative to emboss it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.
|Stamps||Come to Bethlehem, Four the Holidays (Retired)|
|Card stock & Papers||Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
|Ink||Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Versamark
|Accessories||Basic Rhinestones, Neutrals Glimmer Brads (Coloured with Copic)
|Tools||Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Big Shot, Irridescent Ice, Clear & White embossing powder, Heat gun, Large Oval punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Glue, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Copic marker (B99)
Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
Thanks for looking!