Wednesday, December 4, 2013
WARMTH AND WONDER
This card started out with sponging the background in Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. Next I inked up the tree in Versafine Olympia Green and stamped off before stamping the main tree on the card. Then without reinking, I stamped the tree a second and third time (very faint here.) The snowflake was inked with Broken China and stamped off before adding to the card. The tree ornaments were stamped with Encore Champagne Metallic ink.
The reindeer was stamped in dark brown twice: once on the card base and once on a scrap of white. After adding the light green overlay, I cut the deer out (minus the antlers) and mounted it over the first one with a piece of foam tape. After applying Tombow Mono glue to the greeting , I was able to slide it in place underneath the deer legs to finish the card.
The inside greeting from the same set is stamped in the dark brown. This set made it soooo easy!
TIP: Since this is a wood mounted set, I came up with a way to center the ornaments perfectly on the tree. I turned the ornament stamp upside down on the tree and marked on the side of the wood mount with a pencil line exactly where the tree trunk is. Now I can line up the dots every time!