Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Collage Christmas

I must admit I do not often play with collage type images I am never quite sure what to do with them however I bought this Penny Black image (Christmas Text) a month or so back and I have actually used it quite a bit in fact I have not used a couple of the non-collage images I bought at the same time.
I began this card by stamping the image on a piece of off white Bazzill cardstock with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I distressed the cardstock with a mix of Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint Distress inks using Cut N Dry foam. I colored the pine bough with my Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the Penny Black sentiment on a piece of fragments vellum also with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. Versafine ink can sometimes have issues drying on vellum so I embossed the sentiment with Ranger's Frosted Crystal embossing powder. I mounted everything as shown and the card was done! This card is a perfect one for mailing to out of town relatives since it has no bumpy embellishments. Always something to keep in mind when doing your winter cards nothing more annoying than spending lots of time on your cards, take them to the post office only to realize have to be hand sorted and you have to pay extra postage.
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