Then I masked the frame and stamped the ink splatter (Mixed Media Elements) on the upper left and lower left. I also added faux texture by stamping the script background.
Here's the card up close. I could have colored the sleigh but then I felt it would fight with the colored background. Leaving it black and white gives the card a stronger visual impact. (Besides, coloring the image in would add more time to making the card -- my primary objective was to make a card that is easy and quick to replicate.)
Some ideas for modifying the design if you're not pressed for time:
- Stamp the background in black or gray and then color the focal image.
- Apply a thin coat of gesso on designer paper that has a newsprint background before stamping the focal image and coloring it.
- On a dark-colored card base, emboss the focal image in white (or gold or silver), and stamp the background in white ink.
- Cover card base with Distress inks. Spritz water on the splatter stamp (or whatever stamp you use for the background) and then stamp. This will create a watermark by removing some of the Distress inks.
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