Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Bright Red

I've seen a bunch of bright red gorgeous Christmas cards around the Blogosphere and the Instagrams so of course, I had to create my own version. I used Distress Inks and STAMPlorations Yuletide Deer. Sometimes it's nice to create cards with minimal supplies. When I first started crafting and didn't have a big stash of crafting supplies (I still don't have enough... well at least I don't have enough space to store everything these days...) I was always on the lookout for ideas for cards that could be created using a small number of stash. For this design, all you need are a few shades of ink in your preferred colour, a festive stamp set and some embossing powder. And it's easy to create multiples of the card quite quickly.

I created the red background by applying Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door and Fired Brick using a foam applicator and splattered with water. I then used an antistatic tool to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the images (don't ask why I am so particular about this, but it could involve numerous bad experiences in my crafting past). I stamped the deer in Versamark and heat embossed in copper and gold. Last, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

I'm linking up with ABC Christmas Challenges where the theme is Zero Embellishments, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is B is for (in my case bold and bright), Inspire.Create. where Anything Goes and Double D Challenges where the theme is Run Run Rudolph.

Card: 200 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Yuletide Deer
Ink: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Barn Door and Fired Brick, Tsukineko Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Copper and gold embossing powder from my stash


Darlene said...

PERFECT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Run Run Rudolph’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Diane said...

Very elegant card!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Vicki said...

So unique and elegant! Love the red and gold. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Run, Run, Rudolph" Challenge!

Barbara said...

Love this CAS and elegant card made with few supplies. Great job. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Run Run Rudolph challenge. Have a Merry Christmas.
Barbara DT member

Kath Stewart said...

a beautiful elegant card, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Sharon said...

Perfect card for our 'Zero Embellishments' theme. Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.