|From Take Ten, Fall 2014|
The border punch (Martha Stewart) is love perfect for a winter/Christmas card, but its delicacy meant that I had to back it with something. White didn't provide enough contrast (I tried), so I went with a surprising shade of lime green. The pop of unexpected lime really livens up this very simple card. I incorporated the green into the sentiment, but contrasted the larger word in bright red for more drama and pop!
The white twill adds a soft, natural texture. I tried twine first, but it looked weird with the narrow fronds...too busy or something. The white-on-white of the twill distracts less from the color and other details, while giving a nice sense of movement between the sentiment, knot, and pine boughs of the border.
Oh, this card makes me sooooo happy!!! And I've got Bitsy to thank for it!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Hero Arts lime, SU real red
paper: Papertrey white, MFP lime
accessories: white twill, Martha Stewart border punch