This was made for a competition to create a stamped card. It's not a particularly complex design, but I think the fresh colours are pretty and I addede a few tiny sequins for a subtle glimmer, as well as Fiskars flower brads in the corners of the panel. And it was picked as one of the winners!
Monday, 18 August 2008
This started off with a new Cuttlebug die, which I cut and embossed in orange card since it was what I had around at the time. I always like making Christmas cards with non-traditional colours, so I used the bauble as the basis for a bronze autumnal colour scheme. I brushed a (too dark!) brown inkpad over the bauble. The debossed areas of the bauble were filled with PVA glue and sprinkled with fine glitter, then matted on dark brown paper and ribbon tied through the hole at the top. Brown check paper covered the card and the bauble was matted on top of it.
Monday, 11 August 2008
This is another Kirsten Lapping Designs stamp, but quite different in style. I liked it because it gave me a chance to mix lots of colourful paints over the background, letting them bleed into each other before they dried. When the paint was half-dry I added a sketchy outline of a couple of pyramids into the corner to give some depth. I then stamped the wise men in black in the foreground, and made it into a simple card with a couple of strips of peach framing the image. It's a starker style than my usual but I did rather like it.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Another Christmas card - so far I've made 56, so I'm well on track! This one uses a tree stamp from Kirsten Lapping Designs, which I stamped onto several different scraps of green paper and layered up. The greeting is another one of Kirsten's but I cut and ink each word separately to make a feature of it. A bit of bling and that was another card finished!