Saturday, 6 May 2017
Lots of layers
Sorry I've been a bit quiet for a while on the blog. I've been working on a big project - I'll share when I can!
But this month I'm hosting the Christmas Card Throwdown, so I'm back for now with a new challenge card - or two.
My first challenge as host is a sketch - any shape, multiple layers.
I've draw on an old technique for this one, to make two cards together.
I started with 5 pieces of Clarity stencil card, cut to fit A6 card blanks (9.7cm by 13.8cm).
I left two as they were, then cut the other three with different sizes of concentric dies. I used a set I got recently from The Works, but any framer shape will work.
One card is made with the outers, one with the inners.
I used a Tattered Lace holly embossing folder to emboss alternating layers, to give some interest.
The centres are small, so not a lot of scope for a big scene or picture (although by using different dies you could make this as big as you want!). I kept it simple.
On the "inners" card, I stamped a "Merry Christmas" sentiment in versa mark, then heat embossed in platinum. I actually took two goes at this (so had to cut a second piece from a scrap of card). I was using words from a longer sentiment stamp and masking, but the masking tape made it hard to line up the two words, and I was way off the first time!
For the "outers" card, I drew round the inside of the smallest aperture on the back card piece, to show where the image needed to go. I stamped a Christmas tree from a Clarity Wee Christmas set in olive green stazon. I filled in the baubles with an orange pen, then added a dot of clear glaze on top of each (this is a new purchase for the big project, which I'm loving using). I then erased the pencil marks.
Then construction, using my thicker foam tape to give real contrast between the layers. It makes for very chunky cards - not ones for posting! - but I think it does look good.
To join in with the challenge, create your gorgeous layered Christmas Card, then link it up to the challenge here by Friday 19th May, midnight BST.