Monday, November 10, 2008

Home for Christmas - Part 2

Here's another design using the wonderful Home for Christmas stamp set (in the 2008 Holiday Mini). I was going to leave the base layer as the Creamy Caramel and it would look great that way too. I was looking for a bit more POP, and the adding the Riding Hood Red as the bottom layer achieved my goal. A Blender Pen and ink pads were used to color in the image.

TIP: When you feel like the card designs you are working on needs just that little extra something - try adding a bottom layer of color. In this example, I chose the Riding Hood Red because it tied in the hints of red amongst the browns and green.

Notice the top, right corner? Those are "faux brads" - created using the 1/8" Circle Hand Punch, Two Way Glue and Crystal Effects. I punched out 3 tiny circles, glues them into the corner, then applied Crystal Effects for the 'gloss' most brads have. A perfect red accent for color balance.

Stamps: Home for Christmas
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Handsome Hunter, Creamy Caramel, Confetti Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Handsome Hunter, Riding Hood Red & Summer Sun
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponge

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