Friday, 11 September 2015

Weekly Challenge - Woodland No 4.

Hello, Crafters.

Tomorrow I shall be at the Gingham Goose Craft Market at the Hayes Village Hall. It starts at 10.30 am and closes at 4 pm.

This market is in my top five favourites. One of the reasons this is such a great event is that the organiser insists that 75% of what stall holders sell must be hand made by them. 

Also, we're only allowed to book a maximum of three markets a year. This is great news for visitors because no two markets are the same.

We have been doing this show for two or three years now and have built up a lot  of friendships with a lot of visitors who are regulars.
Looks like we may be in for an Indian summer. The weather this week has been absolutely super and it's getting better. Maybe it has something to do with us switching on our central heating last weekend!!
Today's project has moved away from Christmas onto a far less happy occasion. Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards from time to time and this is the idea I came up with to use with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Unusually for me, I started this card with Very Vanilla Card Stock with a layer of Basic Black Card Stock.

The top layer is Very Vanilla and has been embossed with the Woodland folder.

I used our super new black archival ink and stamped the tree image from the Hopeful Thoughts Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock.

I die cut the stamped image using die number 6 (the smaller the die, the smaller the number.........therefore number 6 is the second to largest die).

I needed a layer for the image but didn't want to use die no. 7 on Basic Black Card Stock as it would be too heavy and cover most of the Woodland embossing.

I decided to sponge the edges using the black archival ink and it worked beautifully.

I used Tombow to adhere the layers to the card and Dimensionals to adhere the image.

The card didn't look complete and I don't really like adding ribbons to sympathy cards. I decided a bow die-cut from card stock might fit the bill!

This bow is from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies and I think it finishes the card off nicely without being frivolous.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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