Wednesday, November 22, 2006

*Christmas Card Workshop*

I had a group of girls over last night to work on Christmas Cards. I offered up my stamps and they brought their own papers and some of their own inks and off we went making cards. One of the ladies brought her Loads of Love set and asked if I could do a card using the set for her. I asked if I could scan it before she left.

This was my first time using this set and I think it turned out pretty well. It was hard for me since this isn't a set I think I would usually use on my own.

I started out by stamping the truck on Shimmer cardstock with black ink. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig (stamp positioner) to place the tree in the back of the truck. I also had to use a Post-It Note to mask off the truck. I stamped the tree in True Thyme. I then coloured the truck in with markers using Ruby Red and Going Grey and I used both the Silver and Clear Sakura Stardust Gel pens on the truck. I sponged Ruby Red ink along the edges of the Shimmer cardstock. I then layered it on to True Thyme cardstock and popped some gold brads into the corners. I cut a Cranberry Crisp card, layered on a piece of the Holiday Thyme patterned paper (which I coloured the stars with the clear Stardust pen). I put the truck image onto the card. Still, it needed something. You can't see it in the scan very well but there are black doodle lines around the bottom edges of the Cranberry Crisp card and little black dots on the True Thyme frame.

It took me quite a while to complete this card. I stamped and then stared at it for a bit. Then coloured and stared at it for a bit. Then added the sponging around the edges and then stared at it for a bit.... you get the idea.

But, I am pleased with the end result. The journey to the end result was part of the fun!


Cindy Keery said...

Cute card! I would've taken forever to make one with this set, too. I probably would have stared at it all night, but you did great!

Tracy.H said...

Thanks again for lastnight, Nancy. Considering how much you were dreading making something with this set, I think it turned out fabulous!

Trina said...

I think your card is really cute. Especially love the holiday paper!!