Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas. Today I have a card that uses an absolutely beautiful stamp. One that may be unexpected from me. Or…perhaps not.
My husband was totally surprised when he saw this completed card. Thinking it was so overtly “Catholic” and just not me at all. Please don’t take this the wrong way. It’s just not my tendency to create things with this type of undertone. I begged to differ. I told him that the Madonna is a representation of The Goddess to me. Then, he understood. He liked the card very much, but he didn’t understand why I would have used a stamp such as this one. I think she’s beautiful.
This image is from Inkadinkado. I inked her in Black Lightening, from the Brilliance collection by Tsukineko. She how glimmery she is?
I then colored her using Distress Inks only. It’s been a while since I’ve done that…and it felt wonderful!
I used an edge distresser by Heidi Swapp, and then once again pulled out that fabulous mini punchinella stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. I thought it would give a pretty cool effect with this image. I inked that up with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. A single red rhinestone completed this card for me. I hope you like it!
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