Monday, 21 November 2011

Clean and Simple Season's Greetings

I've struggled to get an entry done for the Less is More Challenge over the past few weeks, so was determined to get one finished in time for this week's theme 'Silhouettes'.

I'm still busy making Christmas cards, so no surprise that my entry is yet another one !! 

For my card I used two of my stamp bargains picked up at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Taunton a few days ago.  The tree stamp was just £1.50 and the sentiment £1 - how good is that?

I inked up the tree stamp with Versafine black ink, stamped it directly onto the basecard, then stamped again to the left and very slightly higher than the first image without re-inking the stamp.  This gave me a much paler second image and created some dimension without having to mask the first image.  I added touches of subtle glitter to the trees with a Quickie Glue Pen and some Glamour Dust.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using WOW sparkling embossing powder for added twinkle.

I don't normally like black and white Christmas cards, but I'm quite pleased with how this one has turned out.  I might try the same design using different coloured inks.

14 comments:

Debs M said...

looks fab and what a bargain! x

Cath Wilson said...

Great bargains - lucky you! And a lovely card x

Kathyk said...

Simply fabulous, I do think monochrome looks so lush as Christmas cards. At those prices it would have been CRIMINAL not to buy those stamps!!!

Kathyk

Jayne Hayward said...

Love the images and works well with your bargain sentiment! I'm too in the process of making Christmas cards so don't be surprised to see more on my blog lol!

Jayne xx

Beryl K said...

This is beautiful
Beryl x

Marrigje said...

What a beautiful black-white christmas card.

Dora said...

O wow Wynneth.. I am so glad I hopped here today, this is a fantastic card, love it's simplicity.. so elegant xx

Chrissie said...

Looks like you got some bargains there!
Super card Wynneth!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Wynneth Fabby card ...woderful bargain....love it ....
Hugs sylvie
xx

Junie said...

WOW what a bargain !! STUNNING Wynneth I always love black and white together something so classy !!! bet this card is even more stunning face to face !!! take care

Susan said...

Wynneth, the card layout design is fabulous! Love how you off stamped the second tree. Fabulous card!

Annie said...

love it! a striking card Wynneth, sure to be a hit on any mantle!
hugs, annie x

Karen said...

Fabulous card, very stylish and works wonderfully as a Christmas card Karen x

Mandi said...

Great stamps Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
mandi
Diva LIM