Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Clarity Stamp Challenge 9: Christmas
I used Centura Pearl white card and embossed the stencil. I was glad that I'd used masking tape to hold it in place on one side because when it came to stenciling the colour it meant I could lift up the stencil, have a look and then lay it down again in exactly the same place.
I used Adirondak Meadow Green to colour the leaves and tumbled glass distressed ink for the hearts.
The stamps in the hearts are all from Clarity Stamps. I used black Archival ink for this and it gave a lovely crisp image. The small star with the shepherds and wise men is the same as the star above the stable. I masked the stable, inked the star and then stamped.
I allowed the ink to dry before adding the blue around the edge of the hearts and under the figures to give them some shadow.
Finally I matted onto shiny black card and then onto white cardstock.
While I was making it I wondered if I would need to add a black edge to the hearts but the shine on the finished card from the Centura Pearl cardstock is beautiful and I decided that anything extra would spoil it.
I'm entering this card for this months Clarity Stamp Challenge: Christmas
Clarity: Christmas stamps, Design Club stencil - hearts
Centura Pearl cardstock
Adirondack Meadow Green and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
Black archival ink