Monday, October 12, 2015

Christmas card and Sponging Tip

Hello there...

This is probably my first Christmas card this year ... When I don't have any inspiration I tend to paint or sponge with ink pads onto scrap pieces of card and then I have them to use at a later date
Here's what I came up with

I find that different CS takes the ink in different ways and sometimes it's not very neat ... I'm no Laura Bassen when it comes to sponging!  I've found a solution for this... After I've sponged I spray the card with a little water and gently go over it with a baby wipe... It evens up the inks and leaves nice little water marks... I tend then to use white/ gold or silver paint to create little splatters... Works for me anyway....

The little deer is a die from Stampendous (Pop Up Forest) I have the stamps as well but I love the dramatic effect with a silhouette and if you're not confident colouring your images it's foolproof

To be honest this card was going to be a snow globe but I changed my mind... I like it just as it is, not too fussy... I glued down the deers feet and body but I used a foam pad to pop up his head, it just adds a little dimension, like he's looking at that star.
The sentiment was computer generated in case you wanted to know

Have a beautiful day and take care

~ Ros ~