Thursday, 6 December 2012

We three kings...


I couple of simple cards and tags made for christmas. I used a mask of torn paper for the cards and inked up the visible area in a graduated colour tone. you can use any kind of ink.paint or chalk you like for this (maybe distress inks and a blending tool).

Once the strip of colour had been inked and it had dried, I simply stamped over with black ink using some christmas stamps.

15 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

Just beautiful! I love the silhouettes of the three wise men and the strips of color. They are just gorgeous!

Sathya said...

Wow...so beautiful!!!

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful wow love it. Caroline xxx

Helen said...

What a great look, I love it... think I've finished making (just making, not posting!) my cards for this year but I will make a note of this for next time!

Paula Whittaker said...

A great look - simple but extremely effective.

Bumblebee said...

great cards, love the torn paper effect!

Scrapcat said...

What a simple but effective method. Just what I needed to get myself motived, as I'm currently off sick from work and wanted something gentle to ease myself back into crafting.

craftytrog said...

A great technique Louise, & perfect for those wonderful silhouette stamps!
Alison xx

Artyjen said...

Perfectly modern feeling Xmas cards ;) Lovely
xoxo Sioux

KatzElbows said...

Great cards. I love that you've shown us different colour schemes and used portrait and landscape. Reminds us all to mix it up a bit.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous... love the ripped masking, and the coordinating tags look great!
Alison x

Zuzu's Blog said...

thanks for the kind support on such a simple project. deeply appreciated.
Z x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful cards and tags

Greetings Janny

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning!!! The masking is out of this world and I totally love the CAS look of these. Love the colours you used too!!