Thursday, 10 April 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!


Well with the weather we're having anyway!

Thought I'd have a go at some slightly unusual colours - orange & green, have seen this on a few cards recently and quite liked it. Not too sure about this card though....

The background card was plain orange but I used a couple of stamps from the Whimsy Trees See D and the versamark stamp pad to create a watermarked background. the images are from a couple of christmas embossing sets for the cuttlebug, which I swiped over with a peach coloured chalk inkpad to highlight the ridges and then mounted onto green paper, they are slightly raised as I glued them on using silicone glue & didn't press too hard. The best bit of the card is the ribbon, though I still have to learn to tie knots neatly. I did think about highlighting the outside of the card by swiping with a gold inkpad, but decided that might be fiddling too much.

Like I said, I'm not sure if I like this or not, but at least I've got one card sorted for Christmas.

Off to try and find inspiration for some more cards.

5 comments:

Annapurna said...

Very nice! I love all the little details you added.

a message from gillyflower said...

xmas did i see the word xmas OMG not yet
love the card cute stamps

thanks for the help with the links its working now easy when you know how isn't it
gill

Pixiedust said...

I like that - very original. By the way, you've been tagged, see my blog here http://craftypixiedust.blogspot.com/2008/04/arte-y-pico-award.html

Melissas said...

Those little embossed images are so cute! I love how you swiped them with ink to make them stand out a bit. Nice job!

Ickle Pickle said...

Very pretty embossing. lovely card :)