Monday, 13 October 2014
Challenge 125 - it's only words...
This week the Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & More... is It's only words - all about the sentiment. I thought this card would fit the bill admirably - and serve as one more for my Christmas Card stash!
I used a scalloped edge base card from my stash, and layered onto that some fancy gold card from the bit box. I got a couple of packs of the red card in A3 side so used some of that to stamp the sentiment (from Woodware) onto.
I wanted to use gilding flakes, but didn't really want to cut all the letter parts out and stick onto double sided adhesive (possible but a bit of a nightmare) so I just used some of the creative expressions glitter and flake glue (like a little nail varnish bottle) to fill the letters in.
When the glue went clear, I put the gilding flakes (not sure which brand - just assorted gold) onto it and buffed off the excess. I used a gold pen to go round the black parts of the lettering. The wording at the bottom was part of the stamp set. I used a punch to punch out the holly leaves, and stuck them on with glue, and used a gold nail head coloured red with a promarker to set them off.
The last touch was the border peel off from my stash (I'm trying to use them up before they dry out completely!) around the edge of the red card.
One down, 23 to go!