17 Oct 2019

Monochrome Christmas

There is something so classy about a monochrome holiday card, isn't there? Well, I think there is. So it was a no-brainer for me to choose to make a monochrome card when the Visible Image Christmas stamps landed on my doorstep last August. I think this is one of my favourite cards that I made with that August release.

Here's how I made it.

I cut a rectangle aperture in some scrap paper using a die, then secured a textured linen card panel to the back and inked through the opening with two shades of grey ink. I set this aside to dry so that the embossing powder didn't stick to the wrong places in the next step.

Once dry, I heat embossed the fir tree with a gorgeous black embossing powder, placing the tree so that it was both partly over the inked part and over the white part of the panel.

Using a stamp positioner, and masking the edges of the inked rectangle I stamped the rooftop stamp in a dark grey ink.

Then I added some falling snow in the sky, and some snow on the rooftops with an opaque white pen. Next the reindeer were stamped in grey, again using a stamp positioner and this time masking the upper edge of the card. Then the sentiment was stamped into place using black ink.

Mat the panel onto a piece of silver grey card, and then mount it all onto a white card blank.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

Other Supplies:

Distress Inks ( Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke), Prism Ink (slate grey), Versafine onyx black ink, Versamark clear ink, WOW! Primary ebony embossing powder, White posca pen, MFT inside out stitched rectangles die, white linen card, silver grey card.

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. I hope you liked this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sharon xx