I'd forgotten how much I like inking. I've been distracted into other areas but I've seen a few cards recently with lovely inky backgrounds.
This card is made with one stamp, part of a set free with Creative Stamping magazine.
I made one card and then realised that the tops of the trees had not reached the frame so it looks like a wintry, dead tree swamp. It is a shame as this is the best background and, as it always the way, they all turned out differently. It looks quite ethereal and I like the placement of the trees.
So I had another go and placed the stamps and the frame more carefully.
And then another go.
I've stamped and embossed the trees in Frosted Pearl embossing powder and then inked with brushes, using a mask for the moon and snow. Sometimes I spritzed with water too. Too much water is bad, though. It makes the ink seep under the masks.
I cut an aperture in the card blank and placed the inky picture behind. I've glued inserts to the reverse of the front so covering the messyness inside.
So there I have a few cards made surprisingly quickly and I've only used one of the free stamps or two if you count the words. Maybe not as jolly as most of my Christmas cards but pretty.
I'd like to enter:
52(Christmas) Card Throwdown- The Wild Woods. I had meant to add creatures but didn't want to in the end.
Merry Monday - Frame it.
Pixie's Snippets Playground. I have used some snippets of white. Which is always good as I have more of those than anything. And now I've tried inking again, I'll be doing some more.