Hello & Welcome.
If you recall I mentioned struggling with a Christmas card last week. Here's the card I finally finished, and I'm still very unhappy with it. It may get totally re-done after I look at it for a while. I really do like the stamp and want to use it, as my favorite purchased Christmas cards are the Madonna & Child themed ones. (well, I admit, I love the Cardinal ones too!)
the stamp is made up of 'dots' to create the image. In this version, it was stamped in Versafine Sepia on some very good quality cream paper (don't know the mfg name. Purchased on my recent trip to New England, and the store owner assured me it was good for copic markers. It was.) My first effort was to stamp on vellum, then color the back side with Inktense pencils. Not a good result. Also in turning it over to check results and then getting interrupted - when I started back I got on the stamped side, and of course the ink blurred. Started over with another stamp on a fresh vellum, using copic markers. This worked just a tiny bit better & I thought to mark the paper with a B(ack) & F. Had done all the coloring except for putting a bit of blush on the Madonna's cheeks and somehow - I did the same stupid thing of getting on the wrong side. Smeared like crazy. Still not happy with the results though, even before I goofed up. In frustration, I just stamped the image on the cream paper and left it alone for a couple of days.
Diecut the image using a S/B square while I was working on my S/Binder restorage project. Used the Marvelous Square to cut the gold textured paper. I had the idea of making this look like an old painting using different metallic papers to create a 'frame' with the Marvelous Square as a mat inside a frame. What I tried was a total failure! Decided to just emboss a cream cardbase, adhere the image with the gold part of the framing and add a sentiment.
I think this is one I'll look at for a long time, and may try to salvage it if I can think of something. Do you ever have any cards that work like this for you? This was one of my most frustrating efforts in a long time!!! Oh well, Lesson Learned. I guess.
Have a happy afternoon. Thanks for joining me. Hugs