Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us! How many of you have started your Christmas cards? I'm curious, do you make ALL of your Christmas cards, none of them or a bit of both?
This week i'm the Hostess and I'm challenging the team to make a non traditional Christmas card. The main rule is
NO RED OR GREEN!
I can't wait to see all of the great ideas!
Pull out your Stampotique Stamps as this is a Stampotique only week!
Play along with this week's challenge for your chance to win a $30 Stampotique Gift Certificate, be sure to link in your entries by 5 p.m. EST on 12/13/11 by using the InLinkz on the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog . Please no back linking to previous posts and only one entry per person.
For my card, I started out with this pretty paper from the Let it Snow Stack from Dovercraft. I sponged all the edges with Tim Holtz Corduroy distress ink. Then I stamped this fun Postcard Stamp. I knew that I wanted to use it as a background. I found this gorgeous Brown and Gold Ribbon at Michaels last week. I think I'm going to have to go back for some more, it's so pretty.
So I had all those elements complete and I had to think about what I would use for my main image. .. I perused my wonderful cache of stamps and thought this Happy Holiday's stamp would work perfectly.........now what about colouring it? I didn't want to add much colour, as I really liked the neutral theme I had going on here. I am a huge fan of my Teammate Maria's neutral designs and I followed her theme to a degree to create my card, although it's much darker. So I just decided to add some shading to the main image. I did this by "smooshing" some Brushed Corduroy ink onto a palette. Picking up the colour with my water brush, I added layers of colour until I achieved the result that I wanted. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out and it looks much "sparklier" in real life!