Tuesday, 2 June 2015
A little dark?!?...
Well today's question is is this a little dark? I really enjoyed getting my, limited. grungy side out for this card as well as some stamping with one of my favourite stamps. I have had this stamp for years and was one of my first purchases form Creative Expressions the text background stamp.
I started by stamping the text stamp. in black archival ink, three times twice in a row down a piece of coconut white foundation card and once as a single panel. Next I cut these out, by hand!, and inked the edges using vintage photo distress ink to age the pieces. I mounted both of these onto thin matts of black card so that the black stamping was balanced and framed. Next I die cut the Greek Island collection border form chestnut foundation card and added it over a piece of black seem binding I had tied on the edge of each panel.
For the centre panel I cut a piece of the border down however I added some of the leaves behind the panel just popping out. I then die cut the Enjoy expressions die form black card and mounted this along the bottom edge.
TO make up the card I embossed a piece of card using the A4 knotted trellis embossing folder and again distressed it using the vintage photo distress ink. I again mounted this onto back card and added it to a large piece of card (sorry I didn't measure this one however its got to be just short of A4 card!)
To add balance die cut the corner form the Greek island collection and added this in the bottom corner.
Let me know what you think is this too dark and distress for me?
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Greek Island Corner, border and Tags
Enjoy Expressions die
A6 text background unmounted stamp by Creative Expressions