Welcome to Day 12 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the Male Room Challenge which has a Christmas in July theme. I decided to use my Penny Black supplies again today.
I knew I wanted to use the fabulous Prestige die (51-154) with an inky background. That was my first stumbling block. I spent far too long creating a blended background… which I ended up not liking and so I had to redo my main image using an inky background I created a while ago!
Then came my card base. First of all I used a background stamp but decided it would detract from the focal point. After trying a die cut background, I ended up using a stamp from the versatile Trims set (30-068). I added a sentiment from the Holiday Snippets set (30-307). Finally I added a little bird from the Birds and Banners die set (51-352).
Edited to add:
So, after I shared this card, I STILL wasn’t happy! I felt that my bird was a little lost so I coloured another one with a bit of Speckled Egg distress ink. Et voila! I think I prefer this version… which one do you prefer, dear crafters?
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