Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blessed Christmas with Non Holiday Stamps

Good morning! 

Today is the last day to post cards to the Merry Making gallery for those taking this Online Card Class. I wanted to try a couple more of the techniques in time to link them there so I've got one to share with you today.

The card inspiring us from May Park used tone on tone stamping, gold embossing and white gel pen dots. The lesson involved using non-holiday stamps for your card. 

I tried this first using solid floral stamps but finally decided to use the beautiful line art floral spray. I embossed it in gold and created the tone on tone effect by coloring inside the embossing using a Versamarker. 

Adding the white dots is not usually my style, but in keeping with the lesson I gave it a try! I'm not sure they don't make it too busy but I will be making this card again to send in the mail so I can experiment. I did add them in a way to draw your eye across the card from left to right. 

Thanks for coming by to visit my blog today. 

Be yourself
Delight in your craft 
Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp - Bouquet of Thanks, Holiday Hellos