Now I have to admit that I almost didn’t post this card because it is similar to another I’ve already posted. The reason I changed my mind is that I wanted to show you how the addition of a textured panel can really take the card up a notch. My layout today is a slight modification of the OWH Sketch #35. They post wonderful sketches every Sunday, most of which are the Clean and Simple style (all the better to make lots of cards for heroes). I mentioned last week that there is a new challenge, SUO Challenges, and they have a new challenge up – SUOC2. They are, in fact, the reason I decided to post this card. While my little panel is a small example of how much the Big Shot can add to your stamping, I thought it important to show how this tool can help you add dimension. When I am stamping in monochomatic or subdued tones, texture becomes very important. I love how the Square Lattice Embossing Folder adds that certain something to this card. On the stamped panel I used watercolor paper for its lovely blending qualities. On both Mary and Joseph’s headpieces, I finished the watercoloring by adding shimmer paint. Champagne Mist was used on Joseph and Frost White on Mary.
Here is a closeup of the shimmer paint.
I continue to love this set! It lends itself to clean and simple cards that put the focus squarely on the Holy Family itself. I got a bit behind on my own Christmas stamping with my OWH card drive so this one (and the ones I will make like it) will go a towards my little stash of personal cards. I hope you have a great day…thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Rejoicing in Christmas; Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Watercolor; Ink: Stazon, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Shimmer Paints, Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
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