Friday 10 December 2010

Clean and Simple ....

.... Challenge - FTL119.  I really like the sketch layout provided for this challenge - here it is:

I did consider making a birthday card, or a card for some other occasion, but I've got so many Christmas cards that still need to be made, that it just had to be a Christmas Card.  I spent a while browsing through my stamp album and came across this poinsettia square that I've not used for ages!!  So, why not?  I stamped it in Versamark and used Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - Lapis Black Aurora (wonderful name) which has a subtle green shimmer once it's been heated.  I added some colour to the image with Distress inks - keeping to very traditional colours.  I found a lovely little metal buckle in my stash and used some pretty gingham ribbon (which matches the green leaves perfectly).  Finally I added the sentiment.  Really pleased with this card.

Stamps:  Magenta - Poinsettia Square (not sure if that's the proper name); Stampin' Up! - Contempo Christmas
Inks:  Distress - Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed
Accessories:  Ribbon - Papermania; Embossing Powder - Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Black Aurora; Metal buckle from stash

I'm going to be holding two card making sessions this evening - one at the Cubs meeting and one at my Scout group.  At this time of the year, it's traditional for the children to make cards either for their parents or, if they're doing that at school, for other family members.  I've come up with a fairly simple design for the Cubs - a Christmas Tree which they are going to decorate.  As the Scouts are a bit older, I tend to give them a couple of designs and let them play!!  The children are so creative - and each year they come up with some fabulous designs.

That's all for now - see you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the buckle with this - I've got a Magenta Square too - floral one somewhere...... don't see them around much but this is delightful. Thanks for your lovely comment & hope it all goes well this evening.
Take care with all you are doing.
Paula (PEP)

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