Sylvie at Gibmiss blog chose the theme of The Sentiment As The Focal Point, for this fortnight's Christmas Card challenge. If anyone is interested in joining our challenge group, drop me an email. You can view the other club members cards if you follow the hyperlinks on my right sidebar.
My Recollections 290140 sentiment stamp is my NBUS item today. I have had this stamp for quite a while and have been looking forward to trying it out. I was not disappointed. I stamped with Tsukineko Brilliance white ink and heat set it with my heat gun.
I painted over the holly leaves with some Yasutomo colours. They are little pots of shimmery colours that you just whirl a damp paintbrush through and then colour with it. I do not know what oher name they are called... A few red teensy diamonds for the holly berries and outer corners and sentiment image was done!
I matted with a snippet of red Echo Park, This and That DP and then matted again with a green snippet of My Minds Eye, 12 Days of Christmas DP.
I wish I had matted the black sentiment rectangle with a piece of green card so it would stand out more against the red DP, but chose instead to keep the layers down for postage weight. Wish I had followed my first instinct!.