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.