Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Little Snowy Christmas

I have a workshop tonight where several of the guests will be non-stampers, so I have the challenge of keeping the projects simple enough not to overwhelm the newbies, with some techniques thrown in to keep the seasoned stampers interested. Hmmm….

This will be one of my demonstrations. I want to show the newbies that you can make cute Christmas cards for very little outlay – just by stamping in black, using a very small stamp set and colouring in the image.

You can step it up some more, like I did here, with a simple masking technique.

Stamp your image on cardstock as normal. Then stamp it again (you don’t even need to reink) on to some scrap paper and cut it out to create a mask. If you’re planning to make a lot of these, I’d sacrifice some cardstock to make a sturdier mask.

Use some temporary adhesive to attach your mask to your image stamped on cardstock, then chalk around it to create a blue sky.

Remove the mask and colour in the scarf and buttons with a red marker. Then, if you like, you can add a snow line with a black marker.

For extra detail, I punched out the image using the new Scallop Square Punch and mounted it on a square of Night of Navy.

Hmmm… but I’m thinking this would look nice stamped straight on to a white card blank, to keep it really simple. Will probably have a go at that one day…

Stamps: Happy Winter, Basic Phrases
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels®, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Writer markers (Basic Black and Real Red)

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9 comments:

  1. good use of the scallop square punch the card looks fab!

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  2. good use of the scallop square punch the card looks fab!

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  3. This is such a cute card!! I love the little snowman!

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  4. He's great Helen - love the square scallop too.

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  5. I love your blog!!

    I recently joined Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and your website has been a real inspiration.

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  6. SO cute. You know how I love snowmen! Will totally be CASEing your idea to draw a line for snow. Love your use of the scallop punch too. CC

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  7. I love this simple but striking card. Great colors and fun!

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  8. Very nice! This is the perfect card to make for Christmas! Lots of impact and easy to mass produce. And it couldn't be cuter!

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  9. Oh I love him! Great use of the punch, too!

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