Hello friends. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving?! I did! :0) Today I'm sharing my 2nd card (did not like my first card!!!) that I made for this weeks Make it Monday challenge with Dawn McVey. Dawn has a great video on how to make colors pop on a darker cardstock like kraft, by using white ink first. I've seen this technique before, but had never tried it, and for me, there was a bit of a learning curve. I tried my first card with the new Winter Woods stamp set, and it just did not thrill me. Dawn talked about this being a great technique to use with flowers, so I went back to a favorite from this Falls release - Twig Wreath. Much better result...take a look:
I started with a kraft card base and then a piece of plaid from the Holiday Plaid papers, and then distressed both with Walnut Stain ink. I used a Basic Bookmark #3 die also cut in kraft, and then stamped my sentiment from O Holy Night, before stamping the wreath from Twig Wreath. Next came the fun part of adding the flowers, and I purposely after starting with the white ink, offset my Pure Poppy layer more than a little off center because you could see more of the contrast that way. For the little greenery around the flowers I used Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist so it would coordinate with the colors in the plaid. Next I embossed the centers of the flowers with gold, and also some gold embossing on the leaf die cuts (Songbirds) that I added behind the bookmark. A little seam binding ribbon and gold cording finished off this very vintage looking Christmas card.
Make sure you stop over to NICHOLE'S site to check out Dawn's video and beautiful card, and also to get all the info to play along.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)