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Archive for October 30th, 2007

Merry, Merry Bright Gift Packages

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Last night I was working in the Atelier and thought it was time for a really merry and bright fun card.  So pulling out my Flourishes O Christmas Tree set I started to work.  I think this card turned out just as bright and merry as I could have wanted.  I planned this card to have a fun and easy style but knew to achieve the desired look would require me to work efficiently and use planning for things to work out smoothly.  The packages were stamped onto SU Whisper White.

o-christmas-tree-mask-and-images2.jpgI started by making a mask using the package images from the set.  To make this even easier I placed each of the package images at opposite ends of the acrylic block. The insert photo shows both of the mask images and the placement for the package images.  I found after the photo was taken that it was easier to stamp if the tops of each of the packages faced the edge of the stamp rather than as is shown in the photo–just rotate one of them to this position.  This facilitated not having to reposition the images for the repetitive stamping.  I placed the card stock on my gridded stamping mat and used another strip of masking tape to keep a straight line to guide me and to keep the card stock in the same position. I stamped the first image, then covered it with the mask, then I switched to the alternate images on the acrylic block.  Remember, I am only rotating the acrylic block…the stamps stay in their original position–they are on opposite ends of the block.  Now simply moving the masks down the row I continued until I had all the images in a pleasing arrangement.

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Now the fun began.  I colored in the images using my Copic markers, Copic Iridescent markers and one SU marker, Green Galore.  I highlighted the bow of the packages with my Jelly roll iridescent pen.

The images were cut and a tiny border of black was added, the background paper was another fun touch and it too was bordered in black.  The green ribbon was actually attached to a strip of green card-stock to make the color more intense.  The sentiment was stamped onto the ribbon and a sassy bow was the last of my fun touches for today.

From the Atelier…

Ciao

jan marie

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