.... Good morning! It's the first day of September, and I'm not sure how we got here so quickly. It does mean that it's time for our new challenge at Christmas 24 - C24C#17. If you've not started on your Christmas cards yet, then it's probably time and hopefully our theme of Christmas Animals will help get you going. I made a clean and elegant card:
Stamps: Stamplorations - Yuletide Deer; Stampin' Up! - Merry Medley
Inks: Delicata - Golden Glitz; Versafine Clair - Pinecone
Dies: Nesting set from my stash (don't know the company)
Accessories: Hero Arts A2 Top Folding White Card; Gold Satin Mirri Card; Copic Markers; Clear Embossing Powder
I'm submitting this card to a few challenges. I'm joining in with Time Out Challenges - TOC#169 where the theme is Season - any type of season, and I've picked Christmas. Also with Fab Friday - FabF#196 where they have some lovely warms colours which are very suggestive of autumn, but I've used them for my beautiful stag.
The card is simplicity itself. I simply stamped the large background image in gold onto the card base - I used my MISTI so I was able to stamp the image a few times to ensure a nice depth of gold colour. I stamped the stag on white card and coloured with Copic markers - nothing fancy, just simple colouring in the banded lines. I put the coloured image back into the MISTI, stamped in brown pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. I used a rectangle die to cut out the image and a scalloped edge die for the gold mat layer. And that's it, very clean, simple and elegant, and surprisingly easy to mass produce. I think I'm going to make a few more cards based on this design but in different colours.
On the inside, I kept things very simple. I added a sweet sentiment and stamped the stag head in the corner of the card.
We have some new members joining the team today, so please don't forget to visit our blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team and leave some comments - we all like to read them. Have fun with this challenge and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs. See you all soon.