Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Countdown to Christmas - Day 1

 Hi All,

Sorry I've been MIA. I really do need to get back to blogging my cards regularly. They are starting to build up again, and I was doing so well sharing them with you.

So with that in mind I thought that I would try and share some Christmas cards in the lead up to Christmas Day.
Definitely one of my favourite techniques to emerge over the years has to be Chalks. I love the soft colours that you can achieve and how beautifully they blend.
They work with any type of stamp, but particularly the more solid style of image seen here. Chalks will stick to any versamarked image so I added some text to the back of this card.
I used the same fabulous old Holly and Mistletoe sprig on the next couple of cards, only this time with inks.
I love these solid style images, they are lovely to work with, and a lot more detailed than you might think from first glance.
I used my small distress ink cubes to add several colours directly on to the stamp. Once inked I spritzed it lightly with water before stamping it onto a piece of pale mop up background. You can often get a paler second generation print once you have spritzed the stamp with more water, but with out adding more ink.
I added a stamped and embossed sentiment, a faux stitched border and some glossy accents on the berries.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Kimx

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message, it is always greatly appreciated. I will try and get back to you as soon as possible if you have a query
Hugs Kimx