Deborah issued our challenge this week.... she asked us for something simple - just to incorporate some burlap or canvas on to our card. What wasn't too simple was trying to hunt either one down in my craft room, knowing I have both! So I finally had to make do with just adding some canvas ribbon to my card.
Check out what the other Timeless Tuesday ladies have created for your inspiration here:
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Denise Marzec
- Jenny Gropp -that's me!
- Katie Sims
- Angel Rivera, our October guest designer
I wanted to ink up this pretty image from the new Star of Bethlehem set that was just released. It would be a great choice for making multiple Christmas cards too, while you get to show off a little coloring, it's certainly not a difficult or lengthy color job. I finally broke open this beautiful Spellbinder's Die Set, Gold Majesty Circles. Sooo pretty! I'm in love with this die!!
I wanted to have a small layer around the die. I cut the same die out of green paper and cut it in half.
I glued the green layers to the back of the ivory die and just let them layer slightly at the edge. I wanted a little more of a layer under the circle, so I just cut a larger circle to use behind the die.
On to the coloring... I added a little glow around the image. I stamped on Flourishes Ivory Card Stock using Memento Espresso Truffle Ink.... not quite as dark as using black.
I mixed the greens up a little using BG and YG, then removing some of the darker green areas with the BG0000.
Here are the final colors that I used for the flowers.
A simple finished inside using the Merry Christmas from the same stamp set. The square base is 4 1/2" and opens tent style at the bottom edge.
- Stamps by Flourishes: Star of Bethlehem #SS254
- Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
- Paper: Flourishes Classic Ivory Card Stock, G45 12x12 12 Days of Christmas, Green
- Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Spellbinder's Gold Majesty Circles #S4-409, Canvas Ribbon by May Arts, Bow Easy Tool, Foam Tape, Copics, Spellbinder's Circle Dies, Nellie's Circle Dies