Thursday, November 30, 2017

Layered scene with texture paste | Christmas card

Have you ever thought of a card and tried to make it more challenging while creating it? While making this card I decided, while covered in texture paste (OK a little exaggeration, but I do tend to get it all over my fingers.) that I would not use black ink or black cardstock. 



You see, when I stamp an image outline my default is always black ink. If it's a shadow or silhouette I always tend to grab black cardstock first. Now I didn't go crazy with color but just replaced it with a dark gray. But I think just doing that little step helped to create a softer look. What do you think?

I enjoy creating and taking a step back and doing something I may not normally do and seeing the end result. Sometimes it just doesn't matter but sometimes I enjoy the outcome more. 



I started with a piece of Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock and blended 3 different colors of Distress Oxide to make the sky colors. I left the purple in the top right corner to help accent the moon. Letting it dry I gathered the cloudy sky stencil and texture paste. I used a Distress Oxide reinker to help color the moon a yellow color, I just had to be careful with my palette knife to not smear the yellow color everywhere into the white.


While the texture paste dried I used dies to cut the mountains, hills and Santa Claus/ reindeer silhouette. The mountains I used Kraft cardstock and then blended Distress ink to deepen the color and add interest. 

The little car and tree image is so cute and comes from a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I used a dark gray ink to stamp images and colored them in with Prismacolor Premier Pencils. I do not have the dies for this but the images are simple enough to cut out plus I didn't want the white border that a lot of dies leave. Light and dark gray Copic Sketch markers were used for the shadow on the hill side, that the car is driving on, to add dimension.  

I used a sparkle pen to add shimmer to the snowy hills and mountain tops. The stars and moon were layered with some shimmer too. A little glossy accents for the car windows and headlight and I was done. 


I carried the blue and green colors from the car/ tree to the inside of the card. I really like how this turned out and it makes for a fun non traditional colored Christmas card.

This card has been entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. To participate in the fun or check out what others have created go here.

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1 comment:

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a great little scene you've created on your card! Great use of different die cuts! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura