The second card of today is another quick and simple one layer card. This time it is a Christmas card! I actually made this one in a few spare minutes before I left for work this morning, and I had to be very quiet doing it because husband was sleeping and the bed is pretty much next to the craft table! Anyway, this is my take on this week’s Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, and I’ll also be entering it to Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra.
My original plan for the Muse response was a bit different but it wasn’t working out so I changed my mind. The elements I decided to pick up on from Kimberly’s card were the green of the tree, the Christmas theme, and the two-tone sentiment with red for the scripty word and black for the plain words.
The tree is a big wooden stamp I have which I think is by Stampendous. I inked it up with a deep green pigment ink, using gold for the star, and stamped it carefully. I don’t yet have a stamp positioner for my wooden stamps. If I did have I would have restamped because the coverage wasn’t as complete as I would like.
Next I added my sentiment, which is from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages. I masked off the top and bottom so that I could ink just the “merry” in red and stamped that with the help of my MISTI. I then reversed the mask to stamp the top and bottom line of the sentiment in black.
I’m relatively happy with how this turned out. I think the positioning of the tree and the ink coverage for it could be better, though without a stamp postioner I don’t feel there’s much I could have done to fix that. I could have risked restamping it but I really didn’t want to mess up if I misaligned it. I’m very pleased with how the sentiment turned out though.