Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas card 2013

This is the Christmas card I've come up with for this year. The background stamp is a very old Hobby Art one, and probably the first Christmas stamp I ever bought. I've used it a lot over the years. The other stamp is by Hobbycraft, a real cheapy called Wisemen, which is fine apart from the fact Distess ink beads badly on it, unless the stamp has been pre-inked with Versamark, which is a bit of a pain if you are mass producing a large number.

The background was done with Distress ink applied with ink dusters over a mask handcut from acetate. The mask helped to keep the rest of the card free from ink, and provided the dunes shape. The photo looks a little washed out; the colours are a little stronger in real life.