Hi and a very special welcome to the Merry Monday challenge. This week it's my turn to host and I chose what I think is a fun challenge.
I had a vague idea when I came up with the challenge what I wanted to use for my card. Unfortunately, that idea didn't pan out and I had to go back to the drawing board. I wanted a really big sentiment, so ended up using a Silhouette cut file.
My plan was to use the "Merry" in one color and the "Christmas" in a second color, but when it came out of the Cameo, it looked too nice to cut up, so I ended up making two cards. And because I used a very old NBUS stamp (the poinsettia), I'm also entering this into Darnell's second NBUS challenge. I've had this Penny Black stamp for many years and this is the first time I've used it. I colored the image with Copics.
The Silhouette sentiment was clear-embossed three times to give it a lovely shiny, raised finish. It was then adhered using 3,482 tiny little bits of dimensional tape :) Here's a close-up (and BTW it looks all speckly in this photo, but it's not really).
The second card:
On this card, I moved the sentiment up higher and then thought it looked odd, so stamped the sentiment underneath (from PTI's Two Feet Deep - more NBUS!)
And both cards together:
Congratulations, Darnell on 600+ followers! What an achievement!
Thanks for visiting. Please check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team and give my challenge a go.
Stamps: Two Feet Deep (PTI), Brush Poinsettia (Penny Black)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Clear EP, Silhouette Cameo