Here's my card:
To add depth, I inked up the white space around the image and the card edges with Memento New Sprout using the "direct to paper" method. I used a dew drop pad because it works really well for getting the ink into small spaces. Rather than put a sentiment on the front, I can add a sentiment inside for a holiday or leave it blank to make a nice note card. Since I colored this one in red and green, I will add a Christmas sentiment inside before mailing it. I could easily use other colors and create a winter-themed friendship, birthday or love card. This stamp is quite versatile!
This is a large cling-mount stamp, and since I recently purchased a Fiskars Stamp Press I thought I would give it a try on this card. I have to say that I love the press! It allows me to line up my stamp exactly where I want it on the page and helps me put down an even layer of ink with a large stamp. It also works well for using several small stamps at once to make a scene. I hadn't bought one sooner because I kept thinking it was unnecessary, but after reading several reviews and watching videos online I decided to give it a try (thank you, 50% off coupon at Michaels). This tool was definitely worth the money!
It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas around my neck of the woods! I hope you, too, are enjoying the blessings of this Advent season amid the hustle and bustle of holiday planning.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Stamp: Jumbo Snowfall Pair (Stampendous)
Tools and Accessories: Watercolor Crayons (Staedtler); Stamp Press (Fiskars); watercolor brushes and water