Friday, 3 December 2010
A single candle can light up the whole world.....
I can't believe that yet another weekend is upon us, my how the weeks are flying by right now! I still have lots of Christmas preparations to complete, but everything will be done in time, I'm quite confident!
Another Christmas card to share with you today I'm afraid, I love this Penny Black stamp, it's the one I used on the black and gold card I shared with you a couple of days ago. I never tire of the image and it can be used in so many different ways.
On the last card I heat embossed the image and on today's I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to stamp it up. I used the same DI to distress around the edges, first placing a circle of paper to mask the area around the flame. After I was happy with the amount of ink I'd added, I removed the mask and very gently used the foam pad, with only the ink remaining on it, to spread a small amount of the ink over the area which had been masked. This softens the edges somewhat and gives a more realistic look.
I finally added Stardust Stickles as highlights on the image, although these aren't showing up too well in the photograph.
The patterned base card was created using a swirly holly stamp from an Inkadinkado set and the same DI, randomly stamped over the card. I matted the image layer over some dark blue pearly card I had in my stash and tied a length of narrow cream ribbon, doubled up, around the bottom part of the image layer and tied it in a bow, before attaching to the base card.
That's it for today folks, do drop by again real soon.