Christmas Card making – Day 2

Day 2 begins with Distress Oxide ink and #PTI Make It Market Mini Kit: Poinsettia & Pine.

I love this mini kit very much for it’s versatility and the artistic images. One can easily create a masterpiece out of this simple kit.

To begin with, I’ve created a background using bristol cardstock and #distress oxide, worn lipstick and lucky clover (apologizes that I’ve put a wrong color ink pad when taking the picture). In order to avoid the panel to becoming muddy, I smooshed the color in separate layers and dried the cardstock using my heat gun in between. I intentionally left some white spaces in the middle of the cardstock, so the sentiment can be framed nicely.

Then, I’ve stamped the poinsettia and the pine using #PTI ink, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, New Leaf and Pine Feather. I like the fact that even the image is not in entirety, but it is just right for the purpose of framing a card.

I chose to use the sentiment from #SSS Big Scripty Greetings Holiday, which is the one sentiment stamp that I reach for every year. It is one of my most favorite scripty stamps. I heat- embossed the sentiment with #Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

Actually the sentiment, even with gold embossing, was still a bit lost with what was happening in the background. Therefore I stamped the words once again with #PTI Soft Stone ink and a little bit off set. The slightly offset sentiment creates a light shadow and gives a little bit of a dimension to the sentiment so it can stand out a bit more against the busy background.

Last of all, I have died cut a panel using #SSS Stitched Rectangles Wafer Dies and #Tonic Honey Gold Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock and mount my masterpiece on it with foam tape.

Hope that you like this card.

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