Monday, November 9, 2009
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cards) - Day 8
The days are ticking down... but I'm happy to say I'm still enjoying making Christmas cards! Today's card is for two challenges: Clean and Simple at SCS, which is a color challenge to use white plus only one other color, and a sketch challenge I'm playing for the first time, 2 Sketches 4 You.
Working with this sketch, I wanted an image that could stand on its own, and I thought the Dasher stamp would be a great choice. I've made a lot of cards with red and brown so I wanted to go with a blue - I chose brocade blue, which has the advantage that the wide grosgrain ribbon comes in that color. I wanted some special way to deal with the two strips on the sketch, so rather than just using ribbon, I adhered punched snowflakes (from Christmas Punch) to the ribbon with glue dots. Then the final touch was the sentiment from Heard from the Heart. This card is the epitome of clean and simple - in fact, it's probably a 10-minute card, and it's also pretty flat. Great for reproducing for Christmas cards!
Just a few days left to leave me a comment on my Twelve Days cards for a chance to win the Christmas blog candy I've hidden somewhere within these twelve posts - I'm really enjoying reading all the comments! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!