Monday, 3 April 2017
Missed a beat....
Oh dear, I'm very late posting my design team card for the latest Christmas Card Throwdown challenge.
I love this challenge, musical notation is so lovely to craft with.
For my first card I've made a version of this Valentine's card, from February.
I started with card cut to size for an A6 card blank, and brushed over with antique linen distress ink to age it. I then stamped my music notation, in archival black. I've had this large stamp for years, I don't know the brand.
It wasn't quite tall enough, so I repeated a section at the bottom.
I then stamped around the edge using the smaller holly and ivy stamp from the Clarity set. (I got this as I love the sentiment font, but haven't used that yet!) I stamped in pine needles distress ink.
As this is an outline stamp, it needed filling in. I brushed round the edge with the distress ink, then applied some to a blending mat and used a paint brush with a little water to paint into the leaves.
While that dried, I sorted out my toppers. I stamped a sentiment from a Sara Davies traditional Christmas set that fitted with the musical theme! I then stamped a frame around it and cut out. I also cut some musical notes with a punch, then stamped onto them with the musical stamp and the holly and ivy stamp. All on kraft card with black archival ink.
I edged the background with a dark green sharpie, then wrapped some gold elastic around, secured with tape on the back.
I added some gold gilding wax to the toppers as well.
I used some kraft to give a border around the card, then onto the card blank. The toppers I mounted with foam pads, to lift them up a little.
I have to admit, I haven't done the insert or envelope for this one yet!
The kraft notes blend in more in real life than in the photo, I was worried about them disappearing (hence the gilding wax).
Despite the clear link to my valentine's card, I think this one has a character all its own.
To join in with this challenge, go to the Christmas Card Throwdown. You have until Friday 14th April, midnight BST, to enter.