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Monday, 8 July 2013

52 cards challenge - week 27

The prompt for week 27 is "Seasons".  For once, I knew straightaway what I was going to use, but then the bulb in my daylight lamp blew and I had to wait days for a replacement!  So I am uploading at the last minute, yet again :-)

The birthday card uses a stamp set from Hero Arts - I embossed onto a coppery brown cardstock using a white detail embossing powder, punched out the images separately and matted them onto a stone linen-effect cardstock.  I was a bit stuck then as to where the sentiment should go ..... the words on their own looked a little lost in the centre, so I used a line to anchor them and rather like the effect :-)  The corners of the mat are done with a south-west corner punch for a bit of extra detail.

I used the same colour combination on the Christmas card.  The seasonal scene is from Scrollworks, who are sadly now defunct, I believe.  I rounded the top corners of the mats and card blank to echo the shape of the stamp, then got very daring - I used my new paper pricking ruler around the edge of the white mat!!!  It doesn't look too bad, though I will admit that the punched snowflakes are very .... let's say .... strategically placed!  I added a punched snowflake border and ribbon at the base and put some faux nailheads onto the snowflakes.
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  1. I really like how you used a line to anchor your sentiment - it looks great! x