Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Keeping it Simple!
Seriously, I need to keep things simple....Christmas is galloping towards us and I still need to make loads of Christmas cards! So I decided that one layer might be the answer....sounds easy but I have to say that it took a few experiments to get it right, but once you get the correct colour balance etc....you're off....serious batch process to create something that still looks pretty good. I still need to make the inserts but I am feeling pretty smug as I almost have enough Christmas cards done...a bit of natural wastage in the last year or so, so the address list has got smaller.
For both cards I stamped the holly stamps in Versafine Olympia Green, the berries and other red stuff is stamped using festive berries (one of the limited edition Distress inks).
On the Merry and Bright card I've dusted the berries with glitter to add a bit of frosty sparkle. Serious glitter attack...I'm covered in it....the kitchen counter is covered with it and now I think it just might be an added ingredient to this weeks bread batch...so we will all be sparkly on the inside! LOL!
I'm entering this card into several challenges
"Make My Monday - Christmas with flowers/foliage or snowflakes"
"PanPastels UK Challenge - Frosty and Bright"
"Quirky Crafts - Clean and Simple"
"2 Sisters- Let it Sparkle"
"Allsorts - One Layer Card"
"Phindy's Place - Christmas Cards"
"Wags and Whiskers - Christmas theme"
Oh and I should have said that these cards are for the current Tanda Teaser over at "Tanda Stamps Blog"