Jeg havde dette julekort med i sidste års jule-særudgave af Ett Trykk. Udfordringen var at lave julekort i bestemte farver, og dette kort er altså rødt. Jeg stemplede baggrunden med ordet Christmas
fra Winnie & Walters The Big, The Bold and Merry.
Derefter samlede jeg en sandwich af glimmerkarton, hvidt karton og det stemplede karton, og syede dem sammen, inden jeg monterede dem på forsiden af et rødt kort.
Kortets dekoration er også kortets hilsen, og det består af et udstanset “Merry” (også fra Winnie & Walter), et banner udstanset i vellum og stemplet med “Christmas” (fra Lawn Fawns Joy to the Woods) samt lidt pailetter. Ordet merry udstansede jeg flere gange i hvidt karton og en enkelt gang i guld glimmerkarton. Jeg limede dem alle ovenpå hinanden for at give ordet lidt mere dimension.
I had this card picked up by Ett Trykk for their washi theme in the August edition of the magazine, so I haven’t been able to show it until now. For this card I went with various washi tapes in black, white and gold. I added them to a white piece of cardstock in a somewhat random “pattern” overlapping the washi tapes and giving most of them a slight turn to one side or the other.
Before I went further with my design, I made sure that the die I wanted to use would fit within my washi taped area. Once I was sure it would I die cut straight through the washi tape and the cardstock. Then I die cut four more word using the same die and sandwiched them under the one covered in washi tape before fitting it back into the area the original die cut had left. This meant that my word popped up against the background and thus became visible against the surrounding pattern.
To finish the card I heat embossed a sentiment in gold on a tiny sliver of black cardstock, added it above the die cut word and then scattered some bling around my sentiment.
Once in a while you have to try and stretch your repertoire (or at least I have to) and therefore I decided to order Clearly Besotted’s Simply Quilled stamp and die set. I like the idea of this very clean and simple, yet detailed stamp set. For my first card using the set I CASEd this card by Stephanie Wincott.
I went with bolder colours than Stephanie which I do like but I am not entirely sold on the sentiment I ended up using. I don’t mind the “wishes” part but I had a hard time incorporating the “warm”. Oh well – you can’t make it work 100% of the time. This card will still do nicely as a birthday card (or even a Christmas card actually).
On Saturday Papetrey Ink hosted their fourth annual Stamp-a-fair which is an online all-day stamping event. I didn’t manage to do much during the week-end but I’ve now finished my card for the first of the challenges: The Bridal Challenge. Here you had to create a card using all white with only a neutral colour for the sentiment.
I decided to use the Heart Cover Plate to diecut a piece of vellum that I cut down so that it would fit in the middle of my card. I stitched it to the card at the top and bottom leaving a few strands of thread visible at the top of the card.
To add some detail and interest I added four clusters of hearts, stitched them down and added some pearls to each cluster.
For the sentiment I diecut the word “celebrate” in a silver glitter paper and added to the card.
I’ve added this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.