Friday, 20 December 2019

What a coincidence

Yesterday Mark and I exchanged Christmas cards. Here is the card I made for him:

He laughed when he saw it - then I opened the card he had bought for me and it was almost identical, only blue where mine is red and with buildings instead of deer! On close inspection we think they've even used the same clip art for Santa and his sleigh on the card he bought as the artist who designed the rubberstamp I used did - the silhouette is identical in every detail.

Well, they do say that great minds think alike!

For my card, I blended distress inks over a square of card, keeping it white in the middle and dark at the edges, then dripped water from a fine waterbrush here and there to make those almost bokeh-like circles, blotting away the excess water. Then I built up the scene using an assortment of stamps, positioneing them well away from the centre so as not to distract from the sentiment.

I used white Brilliance ink to stamp snowflakes and added a touch of Stickles to the snowy ground.

I am sharing this with

Christmas Kickstart - last minute madness  

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes  


Crafting Queen said...

Great card.

brenda said...

A super card with a real Christmas glow Jane, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge again.

B x

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Jane. I especially like the Santa and his sleigh image. We often buy similar cards etc ourselves. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Sue - said...

Lovely cardJane. Hope you both have a good Christmas!

Dawn Phillips said...

Just Wow. It's stunning. Love Dawn x

Viv said...

Fab card - the colour is definitely Christmas! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

Mrs A. said...

I haven’t made The Docs card yet or wrapped his prezzies. Been a bit occupied here with all these penguins. Must say their eyes lite up with the prospect of some smoked salmon!! Happy Christmas wishes. Hugs Mrs A. 🦋🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

Dora said...

What a nice scene. Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, they say great minds think alike