October 31, 2009
Oh how we love Dasher!
Finally, this card is all my own. I came up with this one after being inspired by a post on Michelle Zindorf's blog. The colors are very simple--Not Quite Navy, Night of navy, black and white. The main image is more simple than it actually looks. I got out a sponge and started adding in the colors of the background. Not quite navy was sponged over the whole piece of white paper and then night of navy around the edges and lightly in spots in the middle and then finally black around all the edges. I used Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up and stamped it in the background on top of the sponging. More sponging was added just a bit to make the trees recede a bit more into the background. Accents were added to the trees with black marker and white gel pen. Then I stamped Dasher on top of the trees in the foreground using basic black. White gel pen was added for highlights and depth. The gel pen really made Dasher pop out of the background a whole lot more. The paper behind the main image is a piece of not quite navy designer paper out of a prints pack. It was embossed with the beautiful Stampin Up Sizzix impressions folder Petals a plenty. Then I took my sanding block and lightly sanded the navy off the texture to get the white texture that kind of looks like snowflakes in the background. A black mat behind the main image and a strip of black for the ribbon to rest on were the finishing papers. The ribbon is whisper white taffeta.