Apologies for the extended period of absence – it was not intended to be so long, but illness before Christmas, then life with small children, Christmas away and general living got in the way of me posting! But hopefully I am back to “normal” now. Over the next few posts I plan to share with you the following things – a male card for today (as I have the photos uploaded!), the thank you cards that the twins made on Sunday, the New Years cards that I made on Sunday evening, and the thank you cards I made just before Christmas in preparation for the presents we were bound to receive. I just need to get all those photographed and uploaded! I also need to make a birthday card today or tomorrow for a second birthday party we are going to on Saturday, so I will also try and upload a photo of that to share with you. I will try to make a few second birthday cards as there are a few coming up this month and next…
Sorry about the reflection on the image – the card is in a cellophane bag for protection and I wasn’t quite able to lose the glare when taking the photos. This was a swap that I received at the Stampin Up! Creative Tour, way back in September. This card was made by Elaine over at The Sassy Stampers blog. The card uses a very simple monochrome colour palette with layers to add the required “complexity” to stop it being too plain. Some of the layers are layers of cardstock, the main image is popped up on dimensionals, and there is some multi-layer stamping thrown in for good measure. By using similar colours with different intensities of colour in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede it is easy to get the depth within the images so they stay distinct from one another. However, if you don’t have two similar but different inkpads, you can always use second or third generation stamping, by “stamping off” onto another piece of card or paper before stamping onto your project without reinking the stamp. You could even make two cards with the colour scheme reversed, to make use of the first generation stamping instead of using scrap paper!
A nice cross of Linen thread has been used to “anchor” the featured anchor image, to “ground it”, if you will, instead of it just floating in thin air over the background piece. And the torn edge has been emphasised by inking it lightly to define the edge of the layers.
I hope that you like this card, and I will be back soon with some of my own creations, and those of Smidge and Smudge!