When making Christmas cards I tend to reach for Old Olive or Always Artichoke so today I thought I'd live a little dangerously and try Wild Wasabi instead. And I'm glad I did! Teamed with Real Red and Whisper White, there's something quite Scandinavian about this colour combination which I like.
Regular readers of my blog will know that I'm a big fan of the one-layer card and, if you like this look too, my biggest tip is to make friends with the stamp-a-majig. This is a simple tool which enables you to stamp an image, or any part of an image, exactly where you want it to be. The bauble on this card comes from a stamp in the Gifted set - can you spot it on the polka dot stamp? The stamp-a-majig enables you to use your stamps in more than one way so it's a brilliant investment. If you'd like to buy one, just send me an email by clicking here.
Here's how to make this card:
- Cut a 9cm square card blank out of Whisper White card stock.
- Ink up the swirl from Baroque Motifs with Wild Wasabi ink and stamp the image diagonally on the card front.
- Use a Real Red marker to colour the little bauble on the Gifted stamp and use the stamp-a-majig to place the image so that it looks as if baubles are hanging from the branches of the swirl.
- Stamp a sentiment in Real Red ink.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Gifted, Contempo Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Whisper White
Now, I'm off into the kitchen to get my Christmas puddings made. Do you like the blasé way I said that? Actually I've never made a Christmas pudding in my life! But my friend has given me her recipe which she tells me is so easy that ANYONE could make it and that, in my book, is tantamount to flinging down the gauntlet! I'll let you know how it goes...
Tomorrow I have a card to show you which is the result of an experiment which went right! Hope to see you then. Enjoy your day!