Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Repeat Stamping: A Clean and Simple Christmas Card

After I made the journal page which I shared yesterday (see HERE),  I decided to use the repeat stamping technique to create a topper for another Christmas card.  With a change of colour scheme and sentiment, this card could be used for a multitude of occasions.

The initial idea came from the stamp off piece which I had left over from my journal page.  I really liked the look of the first and second generation stamping using one stamp only.
To keep things in proportion I had to use a smaller stamp, choosing the smaller version of the same tree as the journal page from the Wee Trees stamp set by Claritystamp.  I also decided to keep the stamping to shades of blue, so picked out all my blue Archival inks.  I worked on a piece of stamping card 21cm wide and stamped the tree twice in Cobalt Blue using first, then second generation stamping: i.e. I stamped the image twice without re-inking the stamp in between.
I repeated the process in Manganese Blue and Bluebird Archival ink, keeping the trees in line.
I continued in the same way until the card was covered from side to side (Forget-Me-Not, Aquamarine, Cornflower Blue and Sky Blue Archival inks).
As the colours get lighter it appears that the trees are further apart, even though, if you look at the trunks, they are evenly spaced.  The top of the piece of card was trimmed so that the topper measured 21cm x 7.5cm.  It was matted onto a piece of dark blue card, leaving a narrow border top and bottom, then added to a piece of A4 hammered card, scored in half to create an A5 card blank.
To finish, I stamped the Season's Greetings stamps from Mini Word Chains 13 & 14 (Claritystamp) directly onto the card front using Manganese Blue Archival ink.  This helps balance the colour intensity with the left hand side of the card.


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