Wednesday 15 October 2014

delightful & happy

Hey Crafters,

Last night I had a definite low in creativity, I felt totally uninspired. I do hope this will not be the new trend. I’ve been creating so much lately and I really enjoyed it.
Well, I’m still not feeling too hot either, so maybe that’s connected. We’ll see.

I did manage two cards after all, though they were not what I originally set out to do.

I used a Hero Arts background stamp and some Versamark ink to create a tone on tone look on the card base. Then I stamped a border of tiny gingerbread men along the edge of my white panel and colored them with alcohol markers. I added little white dots for buttons with a gel pen and cut off the right edge following the line of the gingerbread men, leaving a small white border.

Then I stamped and cut out the sentiment and banner and colored the banner as well. To be honest: I colored about a million banners, because I wanted it to match the red of the cardstock, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted. In the end I just picked one and went with it. But I think it might have looked better with the sentiment embossed in white. The banner is a bit too dark for a black sentiment.

You can’t see it well on the picture, but the panel is popped up with foam dots and the banner is flat on the panel, because I didn’t want too much dimension.

For the second card I wanted to use the same idea, but change it up a little. I used craft cardstock, mainly because the not matching reds had annoyed me so much. But also because I thought craft world be really cool to go with the red one as a set. For the same reasons I picked the tiny sock for the border and colored it with red and a little grey for the white area.

The Versamark ink didn’t stand out as much on the craft cardstock as I had expected, so I clear embossed it. I really like how that turned out. And this time I popped up the banner, but not the panel.

To jazz up the envelopes I just used the same stamps and colored them.

Lots of love

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