Monday, 6 December 2010

Poinsettia Garland Card

Over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge blog today the new theme is "Holiday Greeting". On this card I've taken a foliage spray that isn't part of a Christmas stamp set and used a colouring technique to turn it into a folk art poinsettia garland.

This technique borrows from the screen-printing process, which starts when the final image is broken down into it's separate colours. Each colour is then printed separately, one on top of the next, until the image is complete. I have done the same thing here by stamping different parts of the image one on top of the next, in different colours. You may never get the images to line up 100% perfectly each time, but that's part of the charm with this technique!

The garland was first stamped with Barn Door distress ink. The stamp was then re-inked, this time with Pine Needles distress ink and I used a moist baby wipe to remove the ink from the parts of the stamp that I wanted to stay red. I then stamped in the same position, giving the 2-colour effect shown here. The ticket used the same technique, but with a 3rd colour, black.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize for each week in December! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try?


15 comments :

Kristin said...

This card is beautiful, thanks for sharing the technique, sounds interesting, you make it sound easy :)

misteejay said...

What a lovely 'folksy' card, Dan. The colours work very well and the whole thing just speaks of Homecharm styling.

Toni :o)

Alix said...

oh i love your card...and i love the technique...its one of my favourites for multicoloured stamping :0)

Dorothy said...

Great card Dan!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is wonderful, Dan. I love how you started with everything non-Christmas and ended up with a terrific Christmas card - totally creativity. Thanks for sharing that cool screen printing technique!

Lori said...

Great card, Dan, love that stamping!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Blimey - that one is fab, Dan. Really like it a lot! Def. rivals the Tim ones - I might even like it better than a couple of them :)

MA

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Yes, yes - I KNOW it's a card not a tag, but it could totally BE a tag, couldn't it?

MA

Linda Cain said...

This si so cool! Great job!

Linda

PetraB said...

Love your card and the technique you used for the garland.

Tinkertaylor said...

I've never tried this technique but looking at your gorgeous card I need to!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very cool & unique Christmas tag, Dan! I love the colors and the flourishes are great!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Katie said...

Beautiful composition! I think you had a great idea to layer the stamps, choosing to expose the layer underneath. It really works. I love the script in the center under the ticket stub, and I love the colors! I, of course, could never get my stamps to line up as you did! :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie

Shar said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anastasia said...

I love the nontraditional colors used in this card. beautiful work, Dan. Thank you for sharing it.

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