This week's One Layer Wednesday at Simplicity is a Christmas challenge - red and green on white or cream and only one layer. This is my first time playing along with one of Susan's challenges, although I have been lurking on her blog for most of the last year! I'm finally brave enough, I guess.
I've been expanding my meager stamp collection, based largely on Susan's recommendations, into Stampin' Up, Hero Arts, and PTI. I just purchased this old set (Best Blossoms) on eBay, and while it's not Christmas, I wanted to play with it. Stamped in red and green, I figure it looks festive enough.
I scored a triple frame around the images, and while it was a bit of a pain, I really like how it turned out. I just got the scoring board for Christmas from my mother-in-law, and I honestly don't know how I've lived without it. I'm in love!
I'm not thrilled with my stamping and placement of the leaves, but after several tries it just had to be good enough! I made the first card on vintage cream, and then thought I'd try it on white. I'm not sure which I like better, but I think they're both okay. Sorry for the dark pictures; it's a dreary sort of day in Washington. I'm going to have to work on my photography!
Thank you, Susan, for your inspiration. I'm really happy to finally be playing along!
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Hero Arts sentiment
Paper: PTI vintage cream, white
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent ivy, VersaMagic red brick