In the post, I will be presenting card #8 from the Christmas X10 cardmaking event, which is a card made by one of our hostesses, Dara Peterson. I love Christmas cards made with blacks, navys, grays, and silvers, and this one meets all of the qualifications to love it! The only change I made from the original design was to add a silver mat layer between the navy cardbase and the gray card front base.
Just a note: in stamping your black silhouette scene, when your stamp is photopolymer, as this stamp set is, do NOT use StazOn black ink, which is a petroleum based product, and it is not compatible with polymer. It is best to use Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The night sky is achieved by sponging lightly in a vertical downward stroke from the top of your scene's sky down to the tree line, lighting the pressure on your stroke as you move toward the horizon. It also helps to place a piece of scrap paper under your white scene cardstock and starting your stroke on that scrap paper and then lightly moving onto your scene's cardstock. This helps to alleviate sponging stroke marks. Repeat your strokes until you achieve the depth of coloring you desire.
I love the end result of this card, and I think my addition of the silver glimmer layer absolutely adds to this cards already beautiful look. And now, it is time for the reveal. . .see below.
Recipe: Stampin" Up products: Cardstock--Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. Stamps: To You & Yours (scene); Holly Jolly Greetings (on earth). Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy (sponged). Dies: Hearth & Home Thinlits (window). Christmas Greetings Thinklits (peacy). (Thanks Dara Peterson for this wonderful card design.)