... Hello again, it's time for our new challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics. I really enjoyed seeing your wonderful Christmas cards with non-Christmas images. Our challenge this time is a sketch and here's my take:
Stamps: WMS - Large Doily, Join Us
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Gumball Green, Sahara Sand; Versamark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Sahara Sand; Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder; Vellum; Gems
One of the things that you always need after Christmas is a supply of thank you cards and, as I've finsihed my Christmas cards for this year, I decided to start on some thank yous! This card came together really quickly - as soon as I saw this sketch I knew what stamps I wanted to use. I made the backing layer from some design paper cut to size and rounded the corners with a punch. I stamped the doily with Versamark onto white card, heat embossed with silver tinsel powder and then cut it out. I ran the doily through my xyron to make it self adhesive and attached it to the card. I know that the sentiment is very subtle; inks tend to dry lighter on vellum!! I should have embossed it. I attached the vellum strip with a couple of glue dots and to cover the dots I added gems. I finished the inside with a mat in green and stamped the doily again. I left it blank so that I can write a message.
I used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD270 - I really like them. You've got plenty of time to play along with the sketch - deadline is Thursday 12th December 5pm GMT (that's noon EST). Really looking forward to seeing what you make with this sketch. See you soon.