I have made it to the end of the week the first week back at school takes a bit of getting used to. I hope you have had a good week and are ready for the weekend. This weekend the plan is for us is to try and sort out all the furniture we are now storing for our daughter. I can see a few trips to the tip coming up so we can make some space.
I have joined the Design Team at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. I am in Team B and our letter was O and that was taken to mean One Layer and that is the theme of the current challenge. This was a real challenge for me as everything I make has many, many layers.
I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.
I took a smooth slightly off white 6" x 6" card blank. I cut a piece of card the same size as the card blank and I cut an aperture with a square die in the middle of the card to make a mask. This was taped with low tack tape over the front of the card. Then I used a brush to apply Distress Ink through the aperture sweeping the ink from side to side. This gives a lovely smooth finish to the ink.
Once I had removed my homemade mask I stamped the Silhouette Manger stamp from Little Claire Designs with Perfect Medium it was then heat embossed with a sparkly black powder. The sentiment was added in the same way.
To finish the card off I used a Versa Marker pen with a ruler to draw round the edge of the inked square. This was then heat embossed with a silver powder. I also used the pen to add silver to the center of the star. I found the pen so useful I feel a bit silly as I have had it for a long time and not used it.
This was not an easy card to photograph. I was so pleased with how it came out though I have made a few more in different colours. I have a feeling a lot of my Christmas cards will be in this style this year. They are quick to make, look lovely and are flat for posting.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for stopping my at my little corner of Blogland.