Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a team member, Maree come to Sydney, she came to my Saturday class then we spent most of the weekend crafting, Maree was very productive reproducing cards I had made and using stamps she did not own. Mum also joined the fun and finished off half made cards while I made NOTHING! Not a single card, I stamped out lots of images and played around but my mojo was missing! Or I think I just had a case of “performance anxiety” hahaha.
Once they were gone my missing mojo came out of finding and I was able to make my card for todays Global Design Project challenge. A sketch challenge that I design for the team:
Here is my card. I am really happy with the finished result after all that wasted time and cardstock from the weekend. I have stamped the Dove on White Shimmer paper and watercoloured using the ink from a squeezed inkpad and a blender pen.
I am a fan of using non-traditional colours at Christmas, I guess because I make so many Christmas cards it is easy to get sick of red and green pretty fast. You will find that playing around with different colours will also breathe new life into old stamp set that you have used in previous years. I have gone with 2 tones of purple: Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss that I then teamed with Tip Top Taupe and Silver.
I say it all the time, I know but it really is worth taking that extra time to finish the card with an embellished inside. It does not need to be anything over the top, I have just stamped the Dove partly on the White Shimmer cardstock and watercoloured liked the front and added the verse that comes on the stamp.
Last week I announced that I was starting a new weekly segment here on my blog looking behind the scenes as I explain some of the funny little things that I do in the process of making my card; I am calling it “That’s how I do it” it may not be the most conventional way but it works for me.
This week I am showing my lazy way of omitting part of a word. In this case I wanted a small greeting and the only word that fitted was this stamp from Holly Jolly Greetings but that had the ampersand in front. I could have used a marker to omit it but I prefer to ink words with an ink pad them a marker….I find that the marker does not make the image as crisp. Washi tape to the rescue again, after I ink the image I applied a little washi tape on the ampersand.
Now we would love if you have the time to play along with as at the Global Design Project this week, head over and check out the other design team cards and the players gallery HERE