I seem to be getting rather obsessed with red, white and kraft for my cards. Its funny because a year ago I wouldn't have used kraft at all, I didn't like it and didn't know what to do with it. My how things have changed!!
Last night I finally managed to make my final two cards for the Online Card Class. For one of them I kept in mind this challenge at The Card Concept because I really wanted to enter that again and this time in the 'Clean and Simple' category.
This card was inspired by the amazing Kristina Werner from Day 1. She used blue Distress Inks on her kraft card. She heat embossed one stamp in white and used embossing paste to create snow over the inks. And she of course added her sweet little white dash lines which she is very well known for!!
I didn't want to copy her's completely (and also don't have those colour Distress Inks) and this is what I came up with:
After masking off the area, I used my mini blending tool with red dye ink to build up a red stripe. I wasn't sure it was going to work but after alot of blending and drying, the red was fantastic. I stamped the sentiment and snowflake stamps with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white. I tried adding sequins, enamel dots and rhinestones but nothing looked good, so just added the red/white twine along the fold.
It came out alot better than I thought it would, although I still need to work on my white heat embossing because its still a bit patchy.
The sentiment stamps are from WPlus9 'Hand lettered holiday'. The snowflake and ornament stamps are from Simon Says Stamp 'Presents and Ornaments' and the twine from Papervine.
I'm also going to add this card to the CASology Week # 121 Challenge as my third entry. Their theme is:
Will also link to the challenge at Addicted to Stamps # 121 where their theme is 'Anything Goes'. I think this is my third entry.
And will also link as my final entry at Artful Crafts - Christmas Countdown Challenge where this weeks theme is 'Clean and Simple.
Now I've got to choose whether to clean my bathroom or take the dogs for a walk in the sun......you know which one I'm going to choose and it doesn't involve scrubbing the bath!!!