Friday, 3 December 2010

Some little rays of christmas cheer

Yay! I've made it home. Set off from Plymouth this morning and it was cold but clear, then it's got whiter and whiter and then the snow deeper and deeper, the nearer I got to home. DH picked me up at Meadowhall and now I'm warm and cosy again and really don't care too much if I get stuck now. At least I'd be stuck in the right place - with DH and Bess.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on yesterday's video. I feel encouraged to make more of them in the future so watch this space.

For today, I have another card. Our sketch challenge this month over at In Love With Stamping is this:

I squared the design off a little to create this:

Stamp sets: Medallion, Perfect Punches, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Versamark
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Jewelry Tag
Satin Ribbon: Real Red
3mm Taffeta Ribbon: Basic Black
Other: Silver EP, Black EP, Silver Brad

The card blank is a 5" square of Basic Black. The Medallion was stamped with Versamark on Basic Black card and then heat embossed with Silver EP. It's easier to stamp onto a bigger square of Black and then trim it to position the Medallion exactly where you want it. This square was cut diagonally into three sections and adhered direct to a square of Real Red card. Sticky Strip was laid across the top left corner and Real Red Satin Ribbon ruffled across the Sticky Strip. The Merry sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set was stamped in Versamark onto Real Red card, heat embossed with Black EP then punched out with the Jewelry Tag. This was secured to some 3mm Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon with a Silver Brad and then wrapped over the ruffled ribbon. These layers were adhered direct to the card blank. The Joy at Christmas sentiment from the Perfect Punches stamp set was stamped in Versamark on Real Red card and heat embossed with Black EP. The centre of the sentiment was punched out with the 1-3/8" Circle. This was popped up on dimensionals on Basic Black card punched with the 1-3/4" Circle and then popped on more dimensionals in the centre of the Medallion.

This is for a female friend whose favourite colour combo is black, red and silver but I think it would work equally well as a man's christmas card.

Look forward to seeing your take on these challenges in the ILWS gallery.

Have a safe and warm weekend.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Stunning project Sara! The embossing over the black looks fabulous.