Monday, 5 October 2015

Colour on kraft...

Season's greetings
Hey!

Well today's the day. If you're looking for something to cure the Monday blues then look no further because the brand-new October release from Clearly Besotted is available to purchase from 10pm tonight! :D

Stephanie will be sharing the sets in full for you to oooooh and ahhhhh over and I guarantee that you'll be totally spoilt for choice! Today's card features the From Our Home mini set; don't you just love that heart-shaped wreath? For me I just knew that this beautiful image had to be heat-embossed and coloured onto kraft cardstock. :)

Season's greetings close up

I love the simplicity of this design and think I could have just struck upon my Christmas card design for the year. It's simple to create this design without the pearl or 3D foam tape for budget-friendly posting too. It's something we have to consider here in the UK for sure!

tips and tricks

  • When heat-embossing such detailed images, I recommend using a detail embossing powder and resisting the urge to touch the cardstock too much beforehand. An anti-static pad always reduces the risk of stray powder sticking to your project too. 
  • Colouring directly onto kraft cardstock achieves a lovely, subtle effect to whatever shade you're using. I attached an ultra-fine nib to my ProMarkers so I could colour the detailed image with accuracy. 
  • I inked the edges of the kraft panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink as this draws the eyes from the darker edges to the central focal point of the image. I wish I'd taken a picture of the before and after of this little trick because it really packs a punch! 

Well if you haven't already taken a peek at the full reveal then you're in for a real treat. Pop across to Stephanie's and feast your eyes on one seriously fabulous release! Shopping list at the ready, peeps! :D

Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of Blogland today. I hope you have a happy Monday and a happy week!

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25 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Aimes...love the touch of color.

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love this wreath its just so beautiful.

Marianne said...

So pretty, and you're so right about trying to keep postage costs low. I need to send most of my cards from Greece to the Netherlands.

Natalie Mayer said...

Simply and elegant... it reminds me of myself. haha <3

Chriss Blagrave said...

Pretty card, elegant embossing!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Another gorgeous card. Always enjoy reading and learning from your Tips & Tricks. Karen x

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty on the kraft paper, Aimes!

jan metcalf said...

Simply beautiful!

Erika Horvathova said...

Beautiful and elegant card - love it

Hetty said...

Beautiful card!

Karen L K said...

That wreath looks great on the kraft with the green color on it!

Craftyfield said...

I love white or colour on Kraft and this image is so simple but delicate it's just lovely.

Christy Q said...

Ooh, this is just fantastic! I love the pop of white on kraft paper and thanks for the tip on inking the edges!

cm said...

Gorgeous! Such an elegant, classy cards...
~c

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the kraft card you used.

Tami said...

Beautiful!

Penny said...

I love this embossed in white onto the kraft card - it's on my list to buy!

Amante del Papel said...

is so elegant, and so beautiful!!!!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is so elegant and so beautiful!

cherie (from Aus) said...

So lovely - really elegant!

Berina RGA said...

Very beautiful!! Love the coloring on kraft..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Cindy Aguirre said...

Fun card! I love it's simplicity!

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