Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PCCCS158 -- Hello!

The trouble with having too many irons in the fire is that some of them get overlooked.  This challenge, for example, wound up with my card being prepared in time and the post being put together but instead of doing my normal scheduled post, I wound up leaving this one as a draft.  Call it a blonde moment or the loss of too many marbles at once, but here, finally is my post.  Sorry about the delay in getting it past the draft stage.

I love the simplicity of this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch.  Of course sometimes simplicity comes with its own set of problems but this particular sketch had my card just about creating itself.

I knew that I wanted to use the brand new Woodland embossing folder featured in the Holiday Catalogue and I thought that a background of trees from the Lovely As A Tree set would be the perfect compliment.  I was right!  They worked together beautifully.

I wanted to have the embossed trees show up as white against the Soft Sky cardstock which I used.  I couldn't use my brayer and white craft ink on the embossing folder because the trees, while coloured white, would then have been debossed, a very attractive look but not what I wanted.  I knew I could still use the brayer, however, and so I simply embossed the Soft Sky without any fuss or muss and then, afterwards, used my brayer, loaded with Whisper White craft ink, to add white to the raised tree images.  Once that was dry, I used my Basic Grey Stampin' marker to add colour to the lines in the trees, giving the bark a nice touch of realism.

I'm so happy with the finished card.  The Craft paper works so well with the strip of burlap ribbon which I cut and tied, doesn't it?

For more cards using this sketch, check out the remaining cards submitted by the Design Team at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.


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