Sunday, 4 September 2011
Less is More - metal
Less is More card this week is quite "there" yet, but since the builders we've been waiting on since Spring arrive tomorrow (I hope) to take up and dig out the sitting room floor I think this may just have to do as we have lots of furniture moving around to do today and then for some time we'll have furniture where it shouldn't be and crafting time may not be easily come by...
The theme is Metal and really embossing is my only way to achieve this, so I went for a very minimal gold look. I had a few attempts and came up with the very minimal card above, however the two elements on it have nothing to link them together , they look a bit plonked down, despite several attempts, different stamps and agonizing! So the next step was to mask off a top and bottom border and unify them with some inking. I like this better, but the top border looks as though it has a tiny slope. I measured and checked and it is indeed straight, so it must be the trees that are on a slope! It's still quite pretty and if I get the chance I'll have another go at it. Oh, I've made it a one layer card again, my own challenge is to make more of these.
My card is also for the following challenge:
Stampin' for the weekend - holidays