Saturday, 18 August 2018
It's our next challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The month is just flying by!
For my theme challenge I chose "Script".
My card actually ended up being very simple.
I used my distress oxides - I can't believe that they've been around such a short time, they're such an integral part of my crafting now - and I know I'm not the only one!
To start, I stamped my card with an old favourite holly stamp, and a script stamp. I used cracked pistachio, wild honey, fired brick and iced spruce.
To activate the inks, I spritzed with water, and left to dry naturally.
I like the spread of colours, although wanted a bit less of the white left.
I cut the card down for a 5x7 card base, then put it into my stamp platform.
For the sentiment I used archival potting soil ink, but it didn't stand out enough so I went over again with stazon spiced chai - the stamp platform is great for trying something and getting a second shot!
I used the potting soil to stamp an IndigBlu script stamp randomly over the background, and a Clarity holly and ivy stamp around the edge.
The final step was to sponge vintage photo distress oxide round the edge, and I also sponged antique linen over the rest to take away the white and add to the vintage feel.
And then I mounted on the card blank!
So pretty straightforward, but also I think pretty!
To join in with the challenge, head over to the 52CCT blog - you have until Friday 24th to enter!