Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Happiest Holiday
The theme for this week's Merry Monday Challenge Blog is to make a Christmas card featuring one or more tags. I decided to make a "semi-camouflaged" card for this challenge.
Since I decided to use digital stamps, I began by working up my design in Photoshop. After die cutting a tag from scratch paper, using the "Stitched Duo 3" die from Pretty Pink Posh, I scanned that into my computer. I created a "canvas" sized to a portrait A2 card front, and positioned the tag image (for placement purposes only), my digital stamp (from Fred, She Said), and a greeting from Doodle Pantry's "Holiday Greetings." Once I had everything like I wanted it, I printed everything but the tag image on a piece of 110 lb. white cardstock, that I'd cut with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangle" dies.
I colored the images with colored pencils, using Gamsol on a paper stump to blend the colors out. Then I die cut the tag from the center of the panel, using the same Pretty Pink Posh die. I punched a hole in the top and added some twine, to help with the tag "look." After adhering the outside frame to an A2 card base, I popped the tag in place with foam tape.
I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "For the Love of Plants" challenge.