Create a beautiful Christmas Card - Peaceful Fox


Peace on Earth... 

Usually when I start playing around with a new stamp set, there is usually 
at least 1 ( sometimes 2 or 3 ) trial run layer that makes it to the recycle bin
 before I have a card that I am completely satisfied with, however the card above
 is the first attempt! 

Is it perfect? ... no, definitely not. 
Are there things I would do differently on the next creation? 
...There certainly are. 
Will someone love it? ... Absolutely!!

I went with the first attempt on this card because who is going to throw
 this in the recycling bin? 
Maybe an actual artist who is seeking absolute perfection or someone who 
has no appreciation for the love we put into our card designs. 
Neither of those are me...

The stamp set used to create this card was Anita Jeram's  - Peaceful Fox, and other than the stamp set itself the creation consisted of coloring, blending a background, a few rounds of splatter, topped with some gorgeous gems and a sentiment from the same stamp set. 

There was a moon mask, which is just a circle cut from 3M sticky note paper.
 I did use ( for the first time )  Hero Arts Blending Brushes... and I love them!! I definitely want to add more of those to my stash.  The blended ink background was a combination of Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky.

The splatters were a simple white acrylic paint and a silver and a white metallic water color paint. 

The card simply isn't perfection... for the remake I think I will change the moon placement - there was something just not right about that. 

The sentiment was not intended to be where it was placed, however due to the fact that I ended up with a dark ink smear that stuck out more than that moon on the bottom corner of the card, the sentiment then had to be stamped on a scrap of white and placed over top the ink smear to hide that little incident. 

The card inside was a blend of ink left on my blending brushes, and then this beautiful sentiment from the Peaceful Fox stamp set. 

I hope this card has left you with some creative inspiration and that you have a look at some of beautiful artwork of Anita Jeram in stamp form. 
You can do that here at the Colorado Craft Company.