Hi there. I hope you are doing well. I have managed to craft some more and created a CAS simple card for some challenges.
I used the Uniko ‘Season of Beauty’ poinsettia stamp, only using some of the layers. I fuirst stamped the flower itself in Rockin’ Red by catherine Pooler – realising after the first stamp I needed ti re-ink the pad. So this is actaully the second stamping…….
I then took the outline layer and one of the inner layers and heat embossed in gold. I used a green for the little dots in the centre of the flower, and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in Altenew Obsidian ink.
I took a little while to decide on the base card, and my eye turned to black, to tie-in the sentiment. My thoughts then turned to a strip of gold card, but I knew that Bev from Uniko designed a lot of the strip stamps to build backgrounds – of which I have a few 🙂 – and found this stripy strip stamp so I heat embossed that in gold along the bottom – then went for the top too.
I’m trying to get my head around indoor photographs with my cards – lighting, angle etc. I may even try some kind of decoration around the cards at some point – only time will tell!
I shall be entering the following challenges:
CAS Colours and Sketches – cherry cobbler, metallic gold, shaded spruce
Daring Cardmakers – 3 elements from photo inspiration – stripes, red, joy
Time Out Challenges – merry and cheerful
Uniko December Challenge – Christmas with option of trees
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas with option of candy cane