Rudolph and His Sweater

WOW! I can not believe how fast time is flying by and how much I haven't posted! I am SO sorry. Hopefully you will forgive me ;)

Today I'm sharing with you, a pretty simple card. It has a very basic and clean layout, and it gives Rudolph and his greeting all the attention!

I stamped Rudolph, (who is from the stamp set: Colour Me Christmas) with Black Stazon ink, onto Crumb Cake card stock. I then coloured him in with the Crumb marker. My shadowing on Rudolph is also the Crumb Cake marker, I just went over it a few more times. The greeting is from the stamp set: Joy to the World and is also stamped in Black Stazon Ink.

If you're making one or two of this card, it's a pretty quick card, but if you're like me and like to make several at one time... cough! cough! 20! Be prepared for A LOT of cutting.

I  stamped Rudolph on Whisper White card stock and cut out his sweater and scarf so that the colours were nice and bright on the card.

Which brings us to a little tip...
I want to show you what I do when I cut out little images for layering. Its simple and I think it just cleans everything up.

Please look at the image of the 2 sweaters below. (You may have to click on it to enlarge them...)

Okay, do you see anything different between them?

Congratulations, you are NOT a perfectionist! Lucky duck!

Sorry! You're picky like me! Lol!

Anyways, what I'm pointing out is the white around the edges of the first cut out. It looks as though I didn't cut right up to the image, when in fact, I did. When Layering this over the same stamped image, I find it looks "rough" or sloppy and that the white edges of the card stock, jumps out at you and I definitely don't want that to be the first thing people notice. So I do, what I call "edging". I take a marker (in this case: black) and run it around the edge of my cut out and as you can see (sweater #2), it cleans it up nicely!

Here is a picture. Sorry it's not the greatest! Hubby wasn't home to help me out so I had to hold the camera and do the edging... this is the best I could get and I think it gives you the idea! (Normally I would hold the cut out)

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's little tip, and Happy creating!

1 comment:

  1. I generally avoid cutting for just this reason! Great tip Martha!!