I hope you are all having a wonderful creative week. Thank you for your visits and comments on the blogs.
Today I would like to share another Christmas Card made for Crafty Individuals.
When I was little my Dad liked the group The Seekers and used to play their LP all of the time. When I was making this card up I had their song “Take me to the Emerald City” in my head. I can still remember most of the words. Funny how memories influence projects.
There is a little bit of masking on this one. I stamped the first Christmas tree and masked it, stamped the children and masked them, stamped the second Christmas tree (the one behind the children) and masked it, and then stamped the City. I used a sponge and ink to add the snow and then removed the masks. I then coloured the images with diluted felt pen ink and added glitter to the Christmas trees.
The card was then made up as seen.
I did make a mistake on this and added the glitter before I had fixed the inks so the colour on the trees did bleed a little. Normally, after colouring, I would have spray fixed the stamped piece and then added the glue and glitter.
Just to share. This card was shown on CI show on Hochanda. It was mentioned that I had used some sort of photographic card. I think because in real life the finish on this topper looks like a glossy post card. So I just want to say I used Clarity coated card stock for this project and for most of my other cards. The coated card stock has a mat finish but when I spray fix the inks, the fixative adds a glossy finish. It also intensifies the colours.
Crafty Individuals stamps used:
That’s all from me today.
Thank you for looking.