One of my customers and a dear lady gave me this Christmas card after she enthusiastically described the technique. Isn't she sweet? I had never seen a recessed card before, so she generously made up a sample of it for me.
Ever notice how our styles and preferences evolve? This is the sort of style I'm going for these days - clean, striking, yet including thoughtful details and techniques. I like it.
And of course, the Season of Joy stamp set is just always a winner. Thanks, Narelle!
Stamps: Season of Joy set of eight $60.95
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Black,
Other: dsp from another source, craft knife, dimensionals
The second card is from my dearest friend who is really my sister from a different mothe r (and father), Melinda. We grew up together, most years joined at the hip. We went to University togehter and for the most part, got into trouble togehter, too. I miss her dearly; please sign my peittion to get her to come visit me!
She made me this birthday card and the simplicity is quite nice, don't you think? The idea of a one layer card and then layering on inks instead makes for an easy, quick, and elegant project. And a great one to showcase a couple of techniques - here making and sponging and the stamping with markers techniques. Thanks, Melinda! Love you!
Stamps: Eastern Blooms set of five $46.95
Colours: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Really Rust, Ruby Red
Other: Crystal Effects, More Mustard ribbon