Day two of a selection of Christmas cards, made using Card-io Stamps – but on this card I’ve added a stamp made by another company: Clarity Stamps.
I wanted to make another wreath stamp, but one totally different from the one I made yesterday. I began by stamping one of the bunnies from a set of Clarity Stamps – (re-mountable Bunnies and Grass, clear stamp set – should you wish to buy some, I’ll put a link to the Clarity site at the bottom of this post).
I used a mask to cover the bunny so that I could stamp the wreath using a little ‘branch’ type stamp from one of the sets in my Card-io stamps, and using the same method I used yesterday – second generation stamping, in order to give the wreath a little depth and dimension.
I blended three colours from my Versa Color ink pads, to get the sunset effect, and then using two shades of blue – one chosen from my Whisper Archival ink pads and the other from my Memento ink pads, I did the rest of the ‘sky’.
I then stamped the Pine trees and birds, stamped the bare oak tree, and then drew in the short length of fencing using a very fine tipped black pen. Finally I added the tiny stamped image of the family – father, mother and the two children, heading off across the snow-covered meadow to go and choose their Christmas Tree.
Then it was time to add ‘snow’. Using some Pinflair glitter glue and some Pinflair Ice Diamond, and some of their Snow Dust – I added crystal like snow to parts of the wreath, and to the snow scene within the wreath. I also added some around the fluffy tailed bottom of the little rabbit who’s peering through the wreath and watching the family walking away. (No doubt so that he can perhaps find a way into the garden and snaffle any winter vegetables which might be there for the taking!)
I had a terrible time trying to photograph this snow – it just didn’t want to show up on the photo’s. So I tried taking a photo which was just a tiny bit out of focus to see if that would work and … it did! So although this photo isn’t the best in the world – you do actually get to see the ‘snow’ and where I applied it …
. . . . and a little closer up so that you can see both the second generation stamping and the snow a tiny bit better:-
I had such fun making this card. It was quick, easy, very little planning, and no fiddling about with die cuts, embellishments or fussing.
- Link for Clarity Stamps, the page which details the bunnies set which I used one of for this card: http://www.claritystamp.co.uk/Clear-Stamps/Easter-and-Bunnies/11471-/Remountable-Bunnies-amp-Grass-Clear-Stamp-Set—As-Seen-On-TV
As promised yesterday, I am working on a post which will tell you more about Card-io stamps, and that will be appearing on my blog this week, so please look out for it.
Thank you so much for coming to visit today.