As I mentioned in my previous post, when I mopped up the ink from making my Christmas Card Throwdown colour challenge card this week, I got a background in the challenge colours of pink, red and green.
So I decided that rather than putting it into the stash, I'd use it straight away to make a simple bonus card for the challenge.
This was the background I started with, trimmed to fit a 7x7 card blank. It has an orange tinge on the photo, but is truly pink and red, with crushed olive green, in real life.
I simply added a tree stamp from a docrafts Create Christmas set, and a sentiment from a Santa's workshop stamp set, I'm not sure who made them. I say simply, it took ages to select the right image and then the sentiment that fitted with it.
My local craft shop, Berkhamsted Arts and Crafts, had a flash sale last Saturday, and I did very well out of it - 18 new stamp sets for £15, as well as journals and all sorts of other bits. These sets were both from that haul. I'm also going through my stamps and trying to organise them into folders so I know what I have - still a way to go, but I'm already reaping the benefits as I have a much better idea of what stamps I actually have, and where to find them!
Then I just edged the card with a black sharpie and mounted on a 7x7 card blank.
Very simple, but my kind of card, I do love a messy background!