Morning. I hope I find you well this Monday morning. We have just started our 6 week summer holiday, there are advantages to working in a school sometimes, so it's a lovely feeling so have lots of time for some craftiness.
My fellow Sheena Douglass DT team mates and I, the Inkoids, will be doing some Inspirational Posts using some of Sheena's older stamps every Monday and Thursday from now on. It's great to revisit them, they come out all fresh again.
It's my turn for the inspiration today and I'm afraid I'm starting with Christmas, now don't all groan!!!!!
This card uses the stamps and dies from last Christmas but uses some new techniques I've been playing with inspired by a Dutch lady, Hermine Koster. I love the way she layers up her background with ink and stencils and then adds the stamps on top. It's quite a liberating way of working.
Here's a brief 'how to' for this card. I put Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks onto my glass mat one at a time, added water and smooshed the card through, drying in between each colour. I find it's easier to control the colours doing this. I used the same colours to stencil through some of Sheena's stencils, but you can use what ever you have. I also stamped some of the words from the Christmas set in the background.
Next, I stamped the baubles in Watering Can Archival ink and painted them in with Dusty Concord, masked them off and stamped the ivy corner around them, again in Dusty Concord.
Lastly the holly was die cut, stamped with Perfect Medium and silver heat embossed and painted with Peacock Feathers. Silver gilding wax was applied around the edges of the card and I used the Dusty Concord to create my matting layer. So all in all I used 3 inks and some embossing powder. It just goes to show you don't need lots of product to create a card.
Next Monday my Inkoid teamy, Nicole, will be doing another Inspirational post, so if you want to have a look at what she's been up to, you can find her at nicolebretherickdesigns.blogspot.com.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday and Happy Crafting!
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