A big congrats to Karren, the newest Featured Stamper! Such a fabulous gallery she has! Lots I want to case, but I was drawn to THIS really cute card. I kept the Christmas theme and colors, but I donít have anything like those cute little Christmas kitties, so I used different images, an oval instead of a square & a grid die instead of the scallops & twine & moved the greeting.
Iíve always loved this candy cane image & for a quite a while Iíve wanted to try the ďno lineĒ technique. Well, itís harder than I imagined. I stamped the image w/ gray ink (so it wouldnít really show) then carefully colored it with Copics. I definitely need more practice with this technique, but Iím pretty happy with how it turned out. I added a white grid die cut w/ a red background and a fussy cut holly image to finish it.
Congrats again, Karren! Thanks so much for looking! It's just been posted: The Write Stuff
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 GMT Views: 3022
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @ 9:39 PM
Julie this is just gorgeous! Love how you did the sentiment and your grid work backed in red behind that wonderfully colored image ROCKS! Awesome photographing, love the addition of the red frame to the outside! Faved for sure..
Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 983
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:44 PM
Julie, this is GORGEOUS!!! That candy cane image is so vibrant, looks like I could reach out and touch it (OK...eat it :) I LOVE candy canes!), that is amazing!!! Love too how you've balanced the red with touches of that gorgeous green. Definitely a card for my favorites! I don't have a candy cane stamp--yet, but I think I'll now be in the market for one...
Registered: April 22, 2005 Location: Boca Raton, FL Posts: 14407
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 @ 5:10 AM
So pretty, Julie. The no line stamping looks real good to me; and I agree is it much harder than I would have thought. You have really achieved a lot of depth with these candy canes. Like that grid too!
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 54733
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 @ 5:20 AM
Wow - such gorgeous coloring. I have tried the gray ink technique as recent as this week and gave up yet again - but yours is beautiful and makes me want to try again. What a pretty case Julie. Love it! Hugz!
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