Sunday, December 5, 2010
Clean and Simple:Christmas
Here is a one layer card (quick and economical too) that I made for the Simplicity Challenge. The challenge was Back to the Beginning, using a technique that first got you hooked on stamping. Like many people, the magic of heat embossing was what really got me into stamping. The first Christmas cards I made featured a kiwi stamp embossed in gold on a torn mulberry mat... no heat gun of course, so they were embossed using the toaster! I hadn't even bought the stamp with cardmaking in mind: I had bought it to make quilt labels for an international swap I was in. The rest as they say, is history! (must be at least 15 years ago)
It would be fun to make a new card using that first stamp... maybe thats a challenge I should do in the New Year...
For this one the colours are Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler on a Very Vanilla base. I used my bone folder to make the embossed lines at the bottom of the card. The stamp set is Season of Joy and I used my Versamarker pen to add the gold embossing powder for a subtle highlight to this clean and simple card.