Continuing on with the “keeping it simple” theme for Global Design Project challenges, I have really enjoyed using this week’s sketch to create a fuss free Christmas Card. Firstly, here is the sketch …
And here is my take on the sketch …
Using the negative of a die cut is just one way to get more out of your dies.
The wonderful silver striped paper that comes in the Neutrals DSP Stack makes for an easy background. The middle layer is Pool Party and Perfect Plum inks sponged and blended in the centre. For the top layer, I die cut the smallest fancy star from Starlight Thinlits, keeping the actual die cut for another project and utilising the negative of the cut out to highlight the sponged background beneath.
Christmas is always a legitimate excuse to add shimmer and shine to everything!
In addition to the subtle sheen of the silver striped Designer Series paper, there is a swish of Clear Wink of Stella over the sponged background so it shows through the star cut out, a splatter of Clear Wink of Stella over the top layer, sparkle in the Basic Adhesive Rhinestones and a glimmer of Silver Metallic Thread peaking out from behind the layers.
The greeting comes from the Christmas Pines stamp set … loving these bold, chunky fonts.
The Designer Series Paper Stacks also have a spotty design and so I created the same card with a different design background.
I am still not sure which is my favourite!
You could also change this one up by using different coloured inks for sponging.
I was very happy with this card … thanks Global Design Project for the sketch inspiration. Check out the other inspiration from the GDP designers and entrants here.
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