Squeezing this post in before I return on Sunday with my That’s Crafty post.
This card collection came about after making a card for DT post for That’s Crafty (after receiving the Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts stamp set to play with), HERE. As is often the way of it with me, I then continued to use all the stamps in the set and decided to submit to Stampington & Company’s Take Ten (they appear in the Winter 2016 issue). So really I have Laura from That’s Crafty to thank for this card collection being published! If I wasn’t on her DT I wouldn’t have received those stamps and then gone on to make cards to submit!
The first card is the one that began the collection.Simple, simple cards with stark colour palette of white/winter white, black and red.The post at That’s Crafty or the feature in Take Ten explains how I achieved the borders.Minimal embellishing, a scrap of ticking and vintage buttons. I really wanted the hearts to do all the talking!So there we have it, simplicity in supplies and composition. I always prefer more involved projects but creating with the intention of submitting to Take Ten is a good exercise in the discipline of paring back card design to meet the ten minute criteria. When submitting to Take Ten I have a different mindset than when I create to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler, even though there are times when submissions to Take Ten ultimately make an appearance, due to the Editor’s selection process, in Sampler.
Thank you to Devon Warren and her team for publishing this collection and thank you for visiting and enduring all the recent heart themed artwork I’ve been sharing!
29 Jan 2016 16 Comments