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