Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Post Set Sampler- Skaters on Kraft



I've taken the same "skaters" stamp that Monique used on her card and featured it alone on a panel just larger than the image. Isn't it funny how the image looks bigger? This effect is enhanced by the low contrast created by using the neutrals (Very Vanilla and Kraft. If I had used white and teal, on the other hand, I would have created high contrast.) I added some polka dot DSP from one of the 6x6 pads you can choose as a hostess freebie, to reinforce the sense of snowfall created by the random flakes stamped to the left. And I decided I was tired of standard card sizes, so I left a "partial front" as a little surprise when you go to open the card. A quick knot of Dusty Durango ribbon adds dimension and pulls together the colors and patterns.

As in yesterday's sample, I've pulled from other stamp sets to provide the sentiment for the card. This is "legal" in a set sampler, as the focus is still on the images in the designated set. Adding sentiments from other sets allows you flexibility far beyond what may have come in the original grouping.

Stay tuned tomorrow, when we'll go contemporary with the stag!

Kathy



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Stamps: Winter Post, All Holidays (sentiment)
Ink: Dusty Durango classic
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Patterns Pack DSP
Accessories: 1/2" Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon in Dusty Durango, Tombow Multi-Purpose glue

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I love this card. I, of course, really love the colours.