Paper Smooches: Designer Drafts challenge

I came across Paper Smooces challenge blog yesterday and I thought I’d give the sketch a go using Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 as the main focus of my card. When deciding how to “design” my card I noticed that one of the branches from Botanicals 2 actually looks a little like mistletoe when turned upside down and that settled the deal for me: I would create a Christmas card using non-holiday themed stamps.

The sketch divides the background in two towards the bottom and for that to work for me, I simply chose to dry emboss the lower third of my background to get a sublte look while still sticking to the sketch.

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Earlier this week Jennifer Mcguire posted a video showing a terrific technique for adding dimension to solid stamps using coloured pencils. Since I’ve bought Prismacolor pencils (also inspired by Jennifer Mcguire) I decided to give the technique a go. Not only is it really easy to do, it also completely transforms the look of the stamped image:

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Clearly there’s nothing wrong with the image on the left side but I can see myself get rather attached to adding some extra details to solid images this way. It made SO much difference and looks terrific (if I do say so myself…). I added the mistletoe berries using Eanger Enamel Accents which is a really cool product that lets you create the look of enamel really easily. Fun stuff!

 

SPARKS BADGE—o—

 

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2 Responses to Paper Smooches: Designer Drafts challenge

  1. Pia Larsen says:

    Uhh, det ser rigtig godt ud. Og der giver så meget ekstra, at du har tilføjet detaljer til mistletoen. Helt enig med dig der :o)

  2. Camilla says:

    Super flot kort. Jeg så også den Jennifer mcguire video….smart, og det gør en virkelig stor forskel på din mistelten. Nu er jeg da endnu mere lun på at anskaffe nogle farveblyanter 😉

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