I posted off my Christmas Cards today, and next weekend will be the trimming of the Tree, I am beginning to feel Festive and looking forward to celebrating the Day.
Christmas + Red + Embossing.
Red is my favourite colour to wear and it also makes for a striking card.
It is the Christmas Colour even though there are various hues.
Did you know that red is the highest arc in the rainbow, and it is one of the oldest colour names, it is a sensational colour, and has the greatest emotional impact of all the Palettes.
I chose the PB flower from the "to you"set. (30-067). The Flower was going to be my main focal point of the card so I made this first. On White CS I randomly daubed Barn door distress stain, then I embossed the image x3 using White Diamond EP.
Then I fussy cut ALL layers.
Layer 1- cut just around the flower.
Layer 2 - cut each individual petals and attached with dimensional dots.
Layer 3- cut the inner petals and scrunched them up.
Layer 4- cut around the centre.
The leaf is a fern stamp that I clear embossed and applied frayed burlap distress powder and Distress crackle paint -old paper.
The fancy frame has been cut on the Cricut. I added some brilliant gemstones to the bottom trim, and the sentiment I found amongst cast-offs on my desk,
And as I stated at the beginning of the post, the colour is striking and dramatic, and it increases your heart rate because it is so stimulating.
This is why it is the colour of love!
Don't you agree?
I am also entering this card into 'a bit of Bling' #43.
'Less is More': Challenge: because Rosie said I should, and although I am not a diva in this Genre, she is, and I must take her advice! and while I am here I must add that we both received honourable mentions at the The Shabby Tea Room for our cards, if you want to see them look for the numbers 23 (me) and 33 (Rosie). You will notice immediately why I am so Shabby and Rosie is so CAS!
This card has great Clean Lines, but as you all know I abhor the word Simple in CAS and prefer Stunning, so here is my Clean and Stunning.
Thanks Rosie, I do think it is a little fussy for a true representation of CAS but we will see........
Hope you are having a great day, thanks for looking.