Friday, December 5, 2014
So, maybe this is the time I turn over a new leaf? :o)
Looking at all the cards I've made the past few days (when Lissie's here we make cards like dervishes) I realized that this year seems to be my year of silver and blue and white (oh, and pops of red and green) Christmas cards.
I loved the little card I posted a couple of days ago so much I had to have another go at making it, this time pairing it with "Endless Wishes".
To save me from myself, I sprinkled the ink with an iridescent ice embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I added the sentiment, (thank you, Stamp-A-Majig!) making sure to leave room for the little cardinal. Real Red ink...that's another one I have trouble keeping off my fingers and hands and white space...:oP
May I go off-topic just a moment and gush about just how much I'm LOOOOVING Smoky Slate this season? It's the perfect grey for a snowy wintery sky. :o)
More and more lately I've found my style and tending towards simpler, more CAS cards. In fact, I find myself more often than not making one layer cards. Those can sometimes be tricky to make, especially if you need something to anchor your image. Hello, sponging! As an added bonus to these holiday cards I'm making, the sponging makes it look like a snowy sky. Delightful! :o)
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes, Four the Holidays, Festival of Trees
*Inks: Smoky Slate, Encore Silver, Garden Green, Real Red
*Paper: PTI white
*Accessories: embossing powder, heat tool