All ready for next week? Presents all wrapped? Tree decorated? Food bought? Mmm, nope, me neither! Well the tree is up but the lights have just gone so might have to do some bulb hunting, think I’m going to need a mince pie to help me find the faulty bulb!
Got a little notelet card made with the Creative Expressions If The Crown Fits stamp set to share today, it might make a good thank you card to Santa?
It only measures 10.5 cm square but the grey card is slightly metallic and has a sheen I can’t quite catch with the camera.
I’ve stamped the keys in Ranger Adirondack Slate ink and the sentiment in black.
For the focal point key I’ve used one of my favourite techniques and that is acrylic paint stamping. I love this technique because you get a great textured look and also there is a randomness about it that just adds more interest to the final image.
It is easy to do, I usually spread a really thin layer of paint on a piece of plastic (say an old bag) with an old credit card, then lightly drop the stamp into the paint. Peel it up and stamp the image.
Just remember to clean the stamp immediately after stamping as the paint is thin enough to dry on the stamp very quickly.
Next, I used a seam ripper to distress the edges of the key and the key panel.
Then I used 3D-foam to layer up the card.
All done! I love the little lion in the centre of the key.
Right, I’ve got to go buy some mince pies and Christmas tree light-bulbs!
Hope you are all have a fun Friday.