Sunday 27 January 2013

Simply Holly

Carol challenged the Christmas Card Club to make cards without designer paper. I decided to use the sketch 8 for Less is more 104 - they asked that the card stays in this orientation ie that the band remains in the horizontal plane, in the lower part of the card and that it takes up no more than 1/3rd of the height of the cardbase:

I used a 'holly doodles' stamp designed by Sheila Oliver for Tanda Stamps - I haven't used any of these for quite some time, but always enjoy them when I do.

I inked the stamp with versamark and heat embossed with detail black (sadly, knocking the pot over so that some went on the carpet - it had to happen with black, didn't it!) I coloured with copics apple green G14 and strong red R46, also drawing the red lines with R46. This is for CAS-ual Friday 87: make your mark - use markers.

The sentiment stamp was from a set that came with a magazine.

I tried all sorts of ways to get a better photo ... but it didn't happen. The white is much more vivid irl and the embossing shows up brightly.

This is also for Sunday's with Santa on facebook week 2 (yes, I'm behind already): traditional colours.