Winter cardmaking installment

As promised, the next installment of my cardmaking series.

I began posting cards to the Club Posh gallery in 2005, before I knew much about uploading picture files to the Internet. Thanks to Daylene Strickland, one of the Posh “moms” at the time, for all her work to get them posted and for her encouragement as I learned to “do it myself.”

The first card I want to share this time is “Welcome Winter.”

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This card combines rubber stamps from AMuse Art (Polar Bear) and Posh Impressions (Bare Tree Frame). The bear was stamped using pigment ink on a piece of white paper that was torn on one side to resemble a snowdrift. The tree was stamped using an ink marker, which also was used for the sentiment, “Welcome Winter.” The tree was attached using Judikins’ Diamond Glaze.

Both stamps were in my collection when I created this card in 2006. As many rubber stampers learn, images can be used, reused, and added to or subtracted. The tree frame can be used under leaves stamped to appear as if they are growing from the tree, or bare as it is here.

Another cost-saving use of both rubber and acrylic stamps is an alphabet stamp set or sayings “set in rubber.” They add a personal touch that makes a handmade card even more special to both the giver and the receiver.

“Welcome Winter” was handprinted, to add to the handmade feeling of this card. Sayings can be added with stamps, handprinted or created using fonts available on a computer that has access to a printer.

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“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s” is the second card for this installment. Both the sun and the trees stamps are Posh Impressions images from the Stamp-A-Scene set. The sun was stamped on white paper to add a wintry feel.

A stamp with two trees was used for the “forest,” stamped at different heights to create the illusion of a forest at the bottom of the blue paper. They were attached to the white paper to appear as if they were growing out of the ground below the snow.

Marvy Markers used for this card were Pine Green and Victorian Rose. The greeting also is a handprinted image.

A few pieces of paper, some ink and a little time, and you also can create cards to give friends and family as gifts.

Until next time,

Donna

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