I was browsing through some digi scrapbook kits this week, and one caught my eye so I bought it. It is called Winterberry by Kimerick Kreations. I thought it was an unusual colour palette for a Christmas kit, ranging through, brick red, orange and peachy shades to ´antique linen´ beige. I am a bit of a digi kit collector and I love all the papers and little elements that come with them, but I have to admit that they don´t all get used, so I decided to use this one to make a card before I filed it away.
I chose a stamp by Sheena Douglas, and worked out what size frame it would need. Then I used Adobe photo shop to make a sheet of the background (orange textured layer) with the frame on it, and also a strip of border that came with the kit. I printed this out together with a page of the darkest red plain paper for a mat.
I stamped my image onto off-white paper and coloured it (except for her dress) with copic markers. I used two shades of green markers to add extra foliage to the tree as it is a bit sparse on the stamp. I wasn´t keen on the white background so I lightly dusted it with Brilliance pearlescent orange ink, which made a huge difference to it.
I trimmed the background around the frame, and using a craft knife I carefully removed the area inside the frame. I used this piece of cut out paper to stamp my image again and paper-piece the little girl´s dress. Then I realised her lower hand was included in this area so I stamped that bit again on the off-white paper and coloured it. When I had cut it out I made a small slit in the dress sleeve and slipped it into place.
To make the little ornament that she is hanging stand out more, I stamped it onto a snippet of the red paper which I glued to another layer to strengthen it, and cut it out. I used my white Signo pen to colour the light spot, and when that was dry I triple embossed it with UTEE, and glued it in place on the image panel.
Next I made a white A5 card and added a mat of the dark red paper. I mounted the framed image at the top of this and the border strip along the lower part.
Lastly I used a Memento Potter´s clay ink pad to stamp the sentiment which is an old Inca stamp.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
ABC Christmas Challenge: H for Happy Holiday (or Happy Christmas).
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Show a Christmas Ornament.