Friday, 12 August 2016
Simple and elegant
It's been a few weeks since I took part in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - life getting in the way! And been away for a week. Although some of the themes have been ones I really wanted to do - I'll have to make the cards anyway!
This week it's a sketch challenge.
I got back yesterday so it's had to be a simple design today.
I wanted to use zeta hammered card for the texture. I wasn't sure how it would stamp, being textured, but turns out the answer is beautifully!
I used the ClarityStamp collage tree, stamped with versa mark, and heat embossed in gold.
I then cut a mask from a sticky note, and stamped a second tree behind it.
For the sentiment, I used one of the Clarity Christmas Greetings stamps, newly acquired. The vertical line is a swirl that is actually from a Japanese set (also Clarity), but I think it's pretty, and generic enough to work for Christmas. Everything was gold heat embossed.
Having trimmed back to the size I wanted, I edged the outside with a versa mark pen and heat embossed in gold again. I then cut a matt to go behind from the same card (and remembered to gut it, using my Merry Christmas sentiment die) and edged this in the same way.
I used a 5x7 card base for the two layers.
A simple and quite literal take on the sketch, but I think the white and gold, and the hammered card, give an elegant look.