Its Sunday night 10pm and I'm planning on going to bed early for a change, even though I need to work on some cards that are due. There is always tomorrow and will probably have changed my mind about the design by then anyway!!
Therese Calvird is sharing a card as inspiration at Muse this week. I absolutely love all of her card. And she is such a lovely person as she puts up with a lot of my questions about techniques etc. I think this is CAS perfection, so simple, lots of white and a simple sentiment.
I love triangles ALOT and
when I was thinking about a design I remembered a stencil I had (that I
hadn't tried before) and that maybe it would make a good tree. I think
I placed the stencil over the card front and masked off the rest of the card stock. Using a red dye ink and my mini blending tool, I coloured the stencil until I achieved a dark red. I removed the stencil and allowed it to dry. I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. I then went to work then on all those little triangles with my Wink of Stella pen. I know, its red and white again but I can't help myself!!!
The stencil is from Teresa Collins 'Basically Essential' and sentiment stamps from WPlus9 'Hand lettered holiday'.
The lovely ladies at CASology Challenge Week # 121 must be so sick of me with this challenge. I don't usually enter more than once but just can't stop making Christmas cards, especially one layer cards and this is the best challenge to enter them. Their theme this week is:
Of course I also have to link this to the Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 121 where their theme is 'Anything Goes'. This is my zillionth entry.
I'm also going to enter the Moxie Fab Challenge - Tree-mendous Trees where their theme is projects containing 'trees'. This is my third entry.
And I have to keep supporting one of my favourite challenges Virginias View Challenge # 9 where their theme is:
Right, bed here I come!! I have about 5 months worth of magazines sitting beside my bed that I never get a chance to read, so will grab a few of those and flick thru before I can't fight my eyelids anymore. I do find though (especially with Home and Garden type mags) that I spend a lot of the time picking out patterns and colours that could work on a card. I'm becoming a bit 'card design' obsessed, don't you think???