Today I'd like to show you two Christmas post cards with the brand new August release from Rubber Dance. I'm very happy stamping with these images, 'cause these are my drawings. It was a very special moment stamping the first time with my own designs. And I am so glad, that Bibi (Rubber Dance Owner) liked them and let them become Rubber Dance stamps.
Let's talk about the postcards now:
Ich verwendete Frosty aus dem "Frosty Friends" Set sowie auch die Schneeflocken und einen Spruch aus dem "Winter Wonderland" Set. Die Rückseite is mit den "Envelope Stamps" aus der July Release gestaltet.
I used Frosty from the "Frosty Friends" set, as well as the snowflakes and a sentiment stamp from the "Winter Wonderland" set. The backside is created with the July "Envelope Stamps" from Rubber Dance.
I stamped the snowman on a piece of watercolor paper with jet black Archival Ink. I used a heavy weight paper. Next step was coloring the background with Distress Ink "tumbled glas" and the ink blending tool.
I used the same color for the snowman as well as Distress Ink "barn door", "spiced marmalade", "walnut stain" and "black soot". When I'm coloring with Distress Inks I use a watertank brush. I press the lid of my closed ink pad and when I open it up some of the ink is on the inside of the lid. That's where I dip my brush in. To get some darker areas I use the Distress Ink Markers directly on the paper. The snowflakes are also stamped with "tumbled glas". I draw a frame with a black PITT Artist Pen.
This postcard is colored with Distress Ink "peeled paint" and "walnut stain". I stamped the fir cones with "peeled paint" as well. I always stamped the images twice before I reinked the stamps. The remaining ink after the first impression gives a lighter second image. This adds some dimension. I also masked the image in the foreground to get the others laying behind.
Diese Karten sind wirklich einfach zu gestalten und so praktisch während der Weihnachtszeit. Ich werd' sicherlich noch ein paar mehr machen. Ich hoffe sie gefallen Euch und glaubt mir, es ist niemals zu früh mit den Weihnachtskarten anzufangen.
These kind of cards are very easy to create and they are so useful during Christmas time. I'm sure I'll do some more. Hopefully you like them and believe me, it's never too early to start Christmas card making!
Stamp sets from Rubber Dance: