Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and feeling rested after the weekend, we were lucky enough to have a lovely quiet weekend, we had a lot of rain which stopped anything much happening in the garden but that meant even more relaxing! Although I really don't mind pottering about in the garden, especially when the air is so fresh and crisp!
Today's card is one that I made two years ago (although it only seemed like last year) I am sure that most of you have a Christmas/Fir Tree stamp that you could use to make this card, thats pretty much all you need, that and one ink pad, it literally takes 10 minutes to make. There are two cards featured above as I wanted to show the difference between adding a white mat and not having one, I think it draws your eye in and makes the design stand out more. I think that this card would work well for a Christmas card for a Man, don't you?
The TicTacToe Categories for this weeks challenge are BLUE/WHITE/SNOW
Here is the Technique
I took a piece of Whisper White card and then die cut a circle to use as a moon mask, I held that in place and blended the Night of Navy ink across the card, quite heavy at the top, continuing down to about half way and then blending out to the bottom of the card. I then Spritzed the card with a fine mist of water, I blotted it off and quickly dried it. I then took the large Christmas tree stamp and stamped it repeatedly over the bottom half of the card, no need to mask either.
Lastly I tapped a Waterbrush loaded with Whisper White ink over the card which gave the snow effect and stamped the sentiment inside the moon. You can also use a White Posca pen for the snow, it actually gives a 'whiter' snow.
I did two versions, one with and one without the white mat, it looks so much brighter with that white mat, it seems to pick up the white in the card.
The Card measurements are as follows:
Base Card 4 1/8 X 5 1/2 Inch Night of Navy
White Mat 3 7/8 X 5 1/4 Inch Whisper white
Top layer 3 6/8 X 5 1/8 Inch
You can actually make this card any size that you choose.
If you didn't find the instructions easy to follow the Tutorial is linked above.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,