Thursday, November 3, 2016

One for Three: Modern Christmas

Next up in the One for Three Challenge (where I take one Christmas set and make three cards) is Clearly Besotted's Modern Christmas.

 added stamps: Papertrey Keep It Simple Christmas;
ink: Archival red geranium; Hero Arts ocean, tide pool;
Ancient Page neptune

The first card uses the three shades of aqua/teal in my crafty hoard, and isn't that the bee's knees? Aqua and red on a Christmas card is retro-ish fun. These three trees climb up a hill because of masking. Making mask for triangles is so hard! It took me hours.

added stamps: Papertrey Keep It Simple Christmas;
ink: Archival emerald and red geranium; Hero Arts lime green and butter bar

Here, I took the three trees on the horizontal and gave them a bit more breathing room and two shades of green (isn't the lime fun!).  There's an extra white mat on this one because the wide, plain edge looked strange with so much going on. The tiny bit of added detail worked well.

At least, I think so. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion.

ink: Kaleidacolor field greens;
Hero Arts charcoal and lemon yellow

Finally, an almost one-layer card. The tree is popped up after having been sponged with two cheerful shades of green and cut out. The text on the trees blends into the sentiment underneath, creating unity. The star needs no reason.

One more Christmas set used! Yay!


  1. I really like the ink colors you used and the patterns on the stamps themselves. These are classic CAS cards.

  2. With such a simple stamp and layout, you created a really interesting card in #2. Love the way the trees are laid out with one in the forefront PLUS just the single star... perfect!

  3. wow and wow and wow - I have this stamp set think I need to drag it out - thanks for the inspiration x

  4. Great card designs! Clean. Simple. So appealing. Makes my heart happy.


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