Saturday, 27 May 2017
Our May colour challenge is still ongoing at the Christmas Card Throwdown - yellow, kraft and gold.
I have some stamps that I really wanted to have a play with for this challenge, they're a Clarity Noel set.
Here they are stamped in black archival ink on kraft card.
I cut them out with a die from a nested set from The Works.
I tried gold embossing them on kraft initially, which looked great, but the detail was lost.
I also tried stamping these on yellow card, both a darker colour and a really zesty yellow.
I cut the gold lattice above with another die (not sure of the make) to layer onto kraft to make a background, but it wasn't working. Now I have the background, which I think will need more layers over it, maybe foliage built up, and the yellow letters, in my stash to play with.
So I took a different tack to make a yellow and gold background for the kraft letters. I used the darker yellow card, and stamped around it in versamark with the larger holly and ivy stamp from Clarity. I heat embossed in gold.
Not great to photograph, but I like the pattern. I mounted the letters in the middle, on foam tape, and created a kraft matt for behind. The whole thing went onto a 6x6 card base.
I had another go as well, making a very simple background. This was inspired by Deborah Frings DT card with yellow and gold snowflakes in the background. I used my favourite old holly stamp, with mustard seed distress ink and a gold pigment ink.
If you'd like to join in our colour challenge, pop over to the Christmas Card Throwdown. You have until midnight BST on Friday 2nd June to play.