Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aged Tiles Christmas Cards by Judy Jackson

Good day from Judy Jackson.  Because the base card layer is white card stock, it is hard to see in a scan.  So I scanned the back of a blue children's book sitting on my desk.  That way the white edge will show up. There is no blue card layer. OK, now I have explained this.  I feel better and can go on with this blog post! 
Years ago I unmounted a bunch of stamps (nearly every wood mounted stamp I own) and forget to make a note of some of the stamp companies who made the stamp.   So I do not know who makes this stamp. I have tried to find which company made this stamp but I have been unsuccessful so if you know please let me know.  Ann Clack has let me know this stamps is from Stampendous!  Thank you Ann!
I wanted to get a head start on Christmas cards this year so I have been working at it bit by bit.   This is a fairly easy technique -- a bit fussy but really not too time consuming at all. Plus it has the additional advantage of being flat without a lot of necessary embellishment so it mails quite easily.  The technique is "enough" all by itself.   As you can see I made two versions. I know the first one is nice all by itself - its simplicity has an elegance of its own. But I decided I wanted another layer behind the tiles.  Only a very small amount of the focal image is colored and I colored those little areas with my Copic markers after it was put back together.  Then I added a bit of glimmer spray on both cards.
The Aged Tiles technique is from the April/May Technique Junkie newsletter. 
Which one do you like best?  Hope you have a creative day!
Judy Jackson

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