Less is More week 303 - vintage cards
Hi LIMettes! New week, new card making challenge. This week at Less is More, we're asking you to make Clean and Simple cards with a vintage theme.
Regular readers will know I love using embellishments... more is more, as far as I'm concerned... and it's been a steep learning curve to go clean and simple. So while I'm thrilled to have such a fab theme this week, I've had to be really careful not to go back to my old habits! Hopefully you'll think I've succeeded!
I created an emboss resist background strip using Distress Inks in Old Paper (base layer), Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain (top layer) and Black Soot (edges). The emboss resist is a Darkroom Door background stamp, DDBS005 French Script, stamped in Inkssentials Watermark Resist.
The bird is from the Papermania Nature's Gallery set PMA 157252 3D Birds, and the sentiment is the Clearly Besotted set Fancy Sayings stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.
This card uses the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree for the Christmas tree and sentiment, both of which are stamped in VersaColor pigment inks. I masked the tree and die cut another mask in a hill shape using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders. Using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I lightly inked a hint of sky. The reindeer is from a set of four from The Works, which I inked up with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. The red card is a lovely heavyweight one from my stash.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creations in the Less is More gallery! Remember to get your entries in by Friday 25th November 10 pm GMT. If you head over to the blog, there are more inspiration cards from the rest of the Design Team, and often some extras on their personal blogs too.
Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!