Tuesday, November 22, 2011
PTI's Make It Monday Challenge
Hi everyone! I have a card to post for this week's PTI Make it Monday Challenge. The challenge is to use your sentiment stamps as a subtle part of your background. When I saw Betsy Veldman's example creation, I was floored, but also inspired and thought that this might be an easy challenge...wrong!
I wanted to create a Christmas card that was "Christmasey" but not toooo literal. So, I decided to pick sentiment stamps from my new Star Prints set for the background - "You're My Shining Star" but I left off the You're. The tree is from the In the Meadow set which I stamped in Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed in white. The star on the top of the tree is from Tag-Its #6 and is "haloed" by a stamp from Dot Spot.
The focal sentiment is also from the In the Meadow set (which in hindsight should have been stamped in black). I hand cut the hills. I really wanted this card to pop, so I went with a striking color scheme of black, white, gray and ripe avacado (what the tree was stamped on).
Can't wait for next week's challenge! Thanks so much for visiting!