Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Friends of ours have me make a set of ten Christmas cards each year, and last Christmas they chose this design for this year. A good thing: today was the only day I had to make cards for friends and family, and there's no way I could possibly do that. So, every single card was from my "Christmas box" of cards or parts of cards that were begun and not finished, left over from finished cards, goofed cards (smudged, glued crookedly, etc), etc.

I changed this card slightly from the one I had made last year. I used distress inks, and getting a perfect image with that ink with the wise men image was very challenging, and so for the ten cards I completed, I had nearly twice that many of that particular image that had to be pitched.

The "parchment" map was created by using two or three shades of brown distress inks on old white parchment-like typewriter paper, then rolling Ranger Butterscotch across it for a mellower look.
I had hoped to participate in the smARTworks "word challenge" this month; if I weren't already making a card with smARTworks' stamps, I wouldn't have been able to participate, so that's happy!


Susan T. said...

I like the way the map background ties in so well with the image and words. I also like seeing the wisemen image stamped in an earthy color. Thanks for entering December's smART-Word Challenge.

Donelda said...

I really like the colors you used and that background is amazing!!! we are happy to played along, good luck!!

Michelle Adams said...

I think the map element was the PERFECT thing to go with this Magi image. Your friends will surely love these!