I have some festive samples to share with you which I created with two of the latest Crafty Individuals releases.
On receiving CI-448 Star In The East I knew I wanted to work with sandy tones with shimmer provided from hints of metallics here and there. If I were making the cards all over again I would mat them onto watercolour paper but isn’t that just the way of it. The cards ended up being more heavy handed than I had in my mind. I might go back to them another time.
In real life the cards catch the light but haven’t quite done so in the photographs, hopefully you get a gist.On each card I decided to also work with the Festively Curly Word Elements set.
All the papers were painted, the darker piece, re-cycled Kraft packing paper which I stained with Frescos, Brushos and metalics, with torn pieces of painted deli paper and finally the sentiment and focal stamp, stamped onto painted watercolour paper. There is a wash of metallic paint onto the watercolour paper, not that you can see that. My dear friend Dorthe gifted some beautiful fabric, in my ignorance I cannot tell you if it is a satin or silk. It is a gorgeous copper colour with a lovely hint of green.
The second sample is slightly more restrained and out of the three. I made this one first but at the time I thought I needed the addition of mica flakes so marched on ahead adding the flakes to the other two samples. When I looked at them as a trio, I feel I should have stepped away from the mica flakes!This little detail is the star on the focal stamp, stamped on a scrap piece of the painted watercolour paper, with a coil made from rusty wire to embellish the centre of the star.The third and final sample. Once again with a Festively Curly Word.Although I prefer neutrals, I would also like to try this stamp with a more jewel like colour palette as the stamped image might work quite well with such colours.
Thank you for your time in visiting this blog post. I know Christmas seems such a long way off and I haven’t given much thought to my own Christmas card/gift making but as those stamps are new releases I thought I would go ahead and share now.
09 Oct 2015 19 Comments