... I've been busy catching up with these challenges - see yesterday's post for full details. I've finally made my set of three cards using the colours red, white and kraft for the March challenge - WMSCCC03. When I saw the colours I knew what I wanted to make, but it's taken me ages to do it. So here they are:
Red, white and kraft always remind me of Scandinavian Christmas colours. There's also a very homespun and folksy feel to Scandinavian decorations. I decided to use kraft card for the base. Onto that I stamped the lovely cross-stitch star from the Secret Santa set in bright red. I added some white snowflakes on top the stars. On the first card I stamped the star in white pigment ink and embossed with clear powder, but it was a bit washed out (middle of the photo above). So for the other two cards I stamped the snowflake in Versamark and embossed with detail white powder - a much stronger and clearer image. For the main image I settled on the little Christmas tree from the Nutcracker Sweet set - mind I nearly went for the stitched tree from Sewing Box - Christmas. I put both stamps on a large block, inked them with Versamark and then did the tree in Crumb Craft and the sentiment in Real Red. I embossed the final image with clear embossing powder. I cut the mats and toppers with my rectangular nesties and to complete the image I added a red gem to the star on the tree. I'm really pleased with this set.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Secret Santa Set, Join Us, Nutcracker Sweet
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Crumb Craft, White
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles Lg (S4-132) die # 5; Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg (S4-133) die #5
Accessories: Card, mirri board, embossing powder from stash
I'm still trying to come up with a design for the card that my brother-in-law wants for his Anniversary. It's really tough to make this one as he wants to have a picture of my sister, Tracey, and him on the card. He's settled on the picture I used for her "In Memory" card. So you can see why it's hard to make. But I will do them both proud :)
That's all for now. I've still got two more cards to make for the WMS Christmas Card Challenges - April and June - so I'll be back later. Have a great day - the sun is actually shining here and it's almost like summer, but without the heat!!