The Christmas cards are coming along slowly… I’ve made one or two – is it cheating to use leftovers from last year?
I’m loving distressing papers at the moment. I don’t have a specialised tool such as the Tim Holtz widgit or the Heidi Swapp Pac-Man (don’t you think it looks just like a pink Pac-Man?) but I do sew and my seam ripper does the trick and is a lot cheaper and easier to get hold of seeing as any haberdashery shop should have one.
The lovely stamped image is one of Alison Acton’s lovely illustrations available from Whiff of Joy and was coloured using my Derwent colour pencils and sansodor to blend. Glitter glue finished the trim and silver metallic gel pen for the bell on the cat’s ribbon. The sentiment was also coloured with the pencils.
For the background I used a 4″ by 4″ piece of textured card cut into smaller pieces and coloured with the same pencils and blending technique as for the stamped image. The outside edge of the 4″ by 4″ was over-stamped with the HOTP swirl in silver. Finally, each edge of the smaller pieces was distressed with the seam ripper.
Stamp – Whiff of Joy; HOTP Sentiment
Ink – VersaMark; VersaColor Silver; VersaFine Onyx Black
Papers – Homemade
Colouring – Derwent Colour pencils; Sansodor; Inscribe Pastels
Equipment – Seam ripper; Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug snowflake emboss and die
Other – Foam pads; silicon glue; Stipple brush; Stickles Glitter Glue; Sliver Gel pen