I have to admit that I struggled with this one for a while. I have a tree word shape stamp very like the one above, but it seems to have gone AWOL so I had to think a bit outside the box. I have a large sentiment stamp from the Stampendous Mega Merry stamp set, so I began by stamping and embossing it in black:-
I then took some Copic markers and added broad stripes of colours in the letters:-
I thought this colouring needed something more, so I took a fineliner pen and added some very simple doodling :-
After I had completed each letter I added a sentiment above and below them, and covered the letters with some Wink of Stella glitter:-
I quite liked this but didn't think it looked very merry so I added a smiley face on to the y, and a Christmas tree charm, before matting it onto some red and green card, and popping it up onto the base card with some foam tape:-
So there we have it - it says 'be merry and bright', and now it is! I think that as this is rather graphic, it would be suitable as a masculine card too.
Why not pop over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the inspiration from my fellow Teamies, and join with us this week. Remember that the theme is just for inspiration, and if you don't want to try it, you can enter any kind of Christmas card.
I'd like to play along with
Merry Monday - red and green
Completely Christmas - suitable for a male
Thant's Crafty Challenges - oodles of doodles
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