Thursday, July 11, 2013
Christmas in July clallenge
A few days ago, I shared my first card with Raisin Boat rental stamps. Here is card from another set called Elf Express. They have several sets with these adorable little elves. One challenge I've had with their stamps is finding a black ink that stamps well and doesn't bleed with my water-based markers and watercolor crayons. I experimented at Karen's with Momento and Ranger Archival ink pads she had. The Archival Ink did the best job overall as it is permanent and doesn't bleed when water is applied. I wish the Momento had worked and it did for Stampin' Up! markers on SU! cardstock. However, it ran on watercolor paper with watercolor products. It certainly gives a fantastic impression though.
Anyway, I stamped a few of these and now I think I'll do some more. This did not take nearly as long to color as I'd anticipated. I'm not a really fussy color-er. If I stay between the lines, I'm happy.
The ladies at Raisin Boat use a product called Liquid Applique for their 'snow.' Jo Ann's carries it on-line but not in the store. At Michaels they sold me a puffy white paint (from back in the t-shirt section) that works great and is very inexpensive.
The little trees on the right are also part of the set as is the greeting. I added some Versamark and clear embossed the 2nd layer of gumball green cardstock behind the image.
The card came together quickly as I was following the sketch and color challenges this week at Splitcoaststampers. Mary, our hostess, chose the colors Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake (kraft). Dessert option was a Christmas themed card. That was easy as I really wanted to try out this fun set - Elf Express.
Thanks for visiting! To see my first Raisin Boat cards, click on this post.