Since I wanted to make a Christmas card, and I didn't particularly want to "festify" a generic vehicle stamp, I used the same car image as design team member (and talented friend) Tracey did. It's the only vehicle besides sleds in my Christmas collection.
Here's my first try:
I masked the bottom portion of the white cardstock and sponged some light blue ink around the edges, then added some stencilled snowflakes to the upper sky.
Before I stamped and coloured the three vehicles, I lifted the mask... and it stuck a bit to the card base! Grr. So along came the patterned paper base. As I was deciding where to put my sentiment, I realized there was a SPELLING MISTAKE on the paper!!! The sentiment panel now camouflages it. But I do like the placement; it seems to add to the overall feel of movement.
As I pondered my finished card, I realized it wasn't overly CAS (clean and simple). I liked it enough to make another, with a little less *stuff*.
This time the cars are grounded with washi tape; the sentiment is stamped directly on the main panel; and one little flurry of stamped snowflakes replaces the embossing paste and adds needed balance to the card. In both cases, I edged the panel with the blue ink to add contrast without bulk.
So thanks to one challenge, I've got two more Christmas cards!
Supplies: Spectrum Noir cardstock, Echo Park Winter Wishes patterned paper, Essentials by Ellen Tis the Season & Hero Arts Decorate You stamps, Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Stampin' Up real red & tumbled glass distress inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Spectrum Noir & Sharpie markers, silver gel pen, Memory Box tiny winter snowflakes stencil, Dreamweavers glossy white embossing paste, Little B washi tape, pop-dot tape
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