... Hi - goodness only knows what's happened to this week - I had big plans to get in my craft room, but only managed a couple of hours this afternoon. However, I do have a card to share with you and I think I'm only just going to be in time:
Stamps: Docrafts - Candle Border; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Bold Wishes, Countdown
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Card - Pacific Point; Staedtler - Ergosoft Pencils
I've been thinking about the Less is More challenge all week and trying to work out what colour card blank to use. I finally decided to go for a bold blue base. I've combined the LIM challenge with this week's One Layer Wednesday to make a card with a border; it's being hosted by Heather this week and it's been quite a while since I joined in.
The card was really easy to make. I simply cut the card to make a standard 5½" × 4¼" card base. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the row of candles along the base of the card and then added a couple of score lines above. I added a clean, bold sentiment to the front and finished by colouring the candles with pencils. First I filled them all in with white pencil and then went over the top with colours. For the inside I cut a panel of white card and repeated the candles (second impression) at the bottom, coloured them and finished with a birthday greeting.
I think the inside could also work as a card front - it's clean, simple and bold and I'm really pleased with it.
That's all for now. See you soon.