Sunday, December 12, 2010
Peace - Penny Black #131
Todays card is for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
This card started out very differently this morning. I thought I had the brush stroke holly stamp, but if I do, its nowhere to be found. So I pulled out the PB poinsettia stamp and began coloring it in and cutting it out to make layers but it just refused to gel. :(
So I popped back over to SCS and flipped through todays Featured Stamper's gallery and found some new inspiration in this card by Lisaadd.
My cased card is 3.2 x 6.0 and instead of a one layer card, I did white on white layering. The top layer is dry embossed using Cuttlebug's Holly EF; then I heat embossed the "Peace" sentiment in Real Red.
I used Martha Stewart's large holly branch punch for the leaves; cutting the leaves from the branch. I dabbed Old Olive along the edges to give it some depth, then used my embossing tool to make leaf stems. I dabbed a little more color into the center of the leaves (very lightly), glued all the paper elements down and then added the berries.
This was a super easy card and I actually like how it turned out. I hope that this still qualifies for PBSC even though it only has one stamp on it. :)
Thank you for stopping by.