Friday, 5 November 2010

Christmas Card Prototype

Helen (and anyone else on my Christmas card list) look away now or you'll spoil the surprise!! :lol:

So... I finally got around to having a play last night with my chosen stamps for making my Christmas cards this year. I wanted to go with something fairly bold and simple and that doesn't take a huuuuuge amount of work to make (I may not have a lot of cards to make this year but I do kind of have a lot going on atm!!) and I wanted to use these pretty bauble stamps...

So this is what I have come up with:

Laid flat

Stood up
Soo... whaddaya think?

Bear in mind it's only a prototype at this stage (hence why I wasn't too fussed about the ink smudge on the greeting!) and still subject to tweaking. The smaller baubles are stamped onto ice white shimmer card which is layered onto black card with a narrow strip of black card laid across at the bottom. The larger bauble and the greeting are stamped onto more ice white shimmer card and heat embossed with black embossing powder then cut out and attached with foam pads for a bit of dimension.

As I said, I wanted to go with a fairly bold and simple design and I felt like anything too fussy would detract from the pretty detail of these baubles stamps. But is plain black and white a bit "too" bold and stark for a Christmas Card? Any thoughts/feedback gratefully received...

5 comments:

Tinkertaylor said...

They're gorgeous so stylish and elegant

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous, very modern and elegant

Claireliz said...

This is really lovely
C
xxx

Helen said...

I sneaked a peek and love it - black and white is soooo elegant and will stand out amongst the rest! Now what am I going to do........ ?

Ali said...

I sneaked a peek and love it - black and white is soooo elegant and will stand out amongst the rest! Now what am I going to do........ ?

Gah! Bad Helen! Bad! *slaps your wrist*

Now I may have to make a special one-off to send you guys, just to surprise you! :lol:

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