Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Muse Challenge #34

The children are back at school, the village fete is done & dusted & the temperature is a good 10 degrees cooler than it was last week, so I have returned to my craft room.  Hurrah!
Stamps: Bitty Banners (WM); Christmas Tags (Elzybells)
Ink: White Pigment (WPlus9)
Die: Impression Obsession
This was inspired by Therese's card over at Muse this week. 
 
 
I reversed the colour combo, & used trees in place of her wooden houses.  I did toy with a tag, but couldn't make it work for me.
I tried this with white embossing at first, but prefer the softer contrast that the white ink gives.  This WPlus9 is the best white ink I have found, but being pigment I still have trouble stamping really fine detail.  You can see a bit of the 'squashed' effect on the sentiment - a build up of ink at the edges of the letters, less in the middle, where it should be.  I guess I need more practise!  Any tips for improving on this would be gratefully received.
 
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22 comments:

  1. I think your card is wonderful! I just love how you have created this little tree scene and such a perfect choice to use white ink (even though it can sometimes refuse to play nice lol).

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  2. Stunning! Love that you 'reversed' the colour scheme! Thanks for playing along!

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  3. I love everything about this card!

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  4. This is such a great card! Perfection!

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  5. I love this, such a gorgeous Christmas card :0)

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  6. Fabulous!! I love the white on kraft with a touch of red!

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  7. Yes, this is amazing!!!! Love it. Love the little designs on the trees in white!!

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  8. I love this card and it's white on Kraft.

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  9. Great Christmas card, love your patterned trees :)
    I have problems stamping with white ink too, so sorry can't give you any help there!

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  10. Quite lovely. Brilliant idea to reverse the kraft and white. Absolutely love this! Bev

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  11. Love it Jen - gorgeous inked die cut!

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  12. Totally gorgeous creation :) x

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  13. This card is Jennylicious!! A perfect take on the inspiration!!

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  14. Fantastic card, love the trees and the white ink on kraft. I also need the secret of non-squishy stamping, let me know if you find it :)

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  15. So so beautiful!
    Love it!
    Anni

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  16. So so beautiful!
    Love it!
    Anni

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  17. Oooooo! Ahhhhhhh! Just perfection!
    Congrats on the Muse challenge!

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  18. This is incredible, Jenny! I'm so pinning! Congratulations on the win at MUSE!!

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