Monday, December 03, 2007

The Third Day of Christmas...

How about 3 hanging ornaments instead of those French hens??
Some of you may recognise this card if you've attended a workshop of mine lately.
I've wheeled the Orchid Opulence piece using the Twinkle wheel, by rolling it in my Versamark pad. TIP: make sure your pad is nice and inky, or your wheel will come out a bit patchy-looking. This has to be one of the most versatile wheels to use all year round! I've also made this card using Pink Passion instead of the Orchid, and it looks fab too!
When the Versamark is dry, paper pierce the top edge using your Piercing tool and mat pack. Next, stamp your ornaments on Whisper White cardstock. I've used Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Orchid Opulence inks. Stamp the strings in Going Gray ink. This is a softer alternative to black, when you don't want something quite as stark. It's a lovely silvery grey colour, which I also use a lot for shadows in my watercolouring. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my strings in the position I wanted them...well worth the little bit of extra effort! My biggest tip for this tool is to leave it out of it's box, right on your workspace, so it's no effort to get it out!
I made a wavy edge on the bottom of my Whisper White piece using the Cutter Kit. Just do a freehand wave using the cutting blade. Practise on some scrap cardstock first!
The final step is to use a Green Galore marker to ink "JOY" from the "Peace Joy Love" stamp in All Year Cheer I.
A bright and cheery card in some non-traditional colours!

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