We are continuing with the Christmas in July theme over at High Hopes and this week I have stepped out of my comfort zone when it comes to the shape of my card. Most of the cards I make are 5.5" x 5.5" square and the odd time I slip an A2 in there just for fun but this week I have chosen to do a slim line style card.
What got me "going there" was... I saw this die on a local company's website and it was a have to have it kind of thing....I'm sure that doesn't happen to anyone else right?!? <wink> I love the "Wee Three Kings" stamp from High Hopes and I knew that it would be a perfect fit for this die set.
I stamped this adorable stamp on alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured it with Copic markers. I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin edge that was coloured to match the sand as close as I could. This die is quite large so I didn't have patterned paper to fit (most of my paper is 6x6) so what is a gal to do but create her own paper.
I started by getting a piece of water color paper and my inks. After playing around with the inks for a bit I found a combination that worked for the ideas I had in my head. After inking the background I spritzed it with water, white acrylic paint (watered down) and added a few stars with a white gel pen. I wasn't overly happy with these stars so I added some Nuvo drops to the centre of them for an added touch of bling. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment directly on to the paper and added a sparkly Bethlehem star.
Stamp: Wee Three Kings (S051) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Oh Holy Night (E070) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: made by me
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, water color paper, inks - Creamy Caramel and Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up, Danube Blue - Memento, star die - Nativity set - Sizzix, card shape die - Studio Light Essentials
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Clothing - R37 R39 R59 V09
G46 G28 BG99 B99
B37 B39 BV29 BV09
E40 E41 E42 E44
Gifts - Y02 YR23 E47
Hair - C1 C2 C4 C5 E35 E57 E49
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!
I don't even know what to say....... I've been staring at your card in awe!! This is absolutely stunning! You, my friend made a background that makes my jaw drop! And the shape is just perfect for this stamp. Your colouring is amazing as always! This is truly a masterpiece and should be framed. Just stunning!
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