Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quickie Christmas

I still had Serene Snowflakes and the Season of Cheer rub-ons out on my stamping desk, so I decided to try another card with them. The wreath was created by sketching a circle in pencil, then repeatedly stamping over it with the smallest single snowflake in Old Olive ink. The ornaments were stamped using a pencil eraser on the ink pad, and then I swirled a little more of the Frost White Shimmer Paint over each of them. The ribbon was tied first for the knot and then I punched two holes through the cardstock and pulled the tails through the back so that it would be positioned as flatly as possible.

Finally, the rub-on "Merry Christmas" was applied. A little hint, if you move too fast with the rub-ons (like I did this morning), they don't apply nicely, and you can get cracks or tears in your completed image. If you get those, at least with rub-ons in Chocolate Chip, because they're an exact match, you can fill in the tiny gaps using the fine point of your Chocolate Chip marker. (Yay, Stampin' Up! for color coordination!!)

It's not my least favorite card ever, but I think it's kind of bland, and a little sloppy, and could use some finessing. Unfortunately, I was finishing it up in the minutes before leaving for work, so it was hurried. Maybe this is one I should challenge myself to remake ...

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Such a clever idea. I love it! Nancy