Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Quick and easy, twice
I was just finishing my clean and simple cards for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown colour challenge, when my daughter woke up. As I cuddled and settled her, I had another idea of what I could do (simply) with lime green and real red.
I say I had an idea, it's a straight copy of a card Barbara Gray did on telly, adapted to the colours and the stamps I have.
On 7x7 stencil card again, I positioned a sticky note in the centre. I stamped under one corner (using the sticky note for positioning) with a big wooden stamp of a fir branch. This was a bit of a favourite last year, I haven't used it this year so good to get it out again.
I reversed the sticky note and stamped again in the opposite corner. I used crushed olive distress ink.
With the sticky note in place, I brushed on more crushed olive with stencil brushes, between the images. When the note is removed there's a nice crisp aperture.
I stamped the "Season's Greetings" sentiment in fired brick in the middle.
Then it's just a case of trimming back, edging in the crushed olive with a distress marker, and mounting on a 7x7 card base.
Having done this, I wondered whether a red border would have been better. Only one way to find out, and it's such a quick card, it's easy to make another and try it.
Hmm, think I do prefer the green, but now have two cards I'm happy to send to friends - it is getting to that time where my stash will be put to use!