Monday, 15 October 2012

A Red & White Star

My card design for the Christmas Around the World theme at Card a Day Blog is based on a traditional Norwegian cards made with just red and white. I thought it would be hard, but it is really easy if you just follow the 1/3’s rule. My card is approximately 1/3 red to 2/3 white.

oct 15 around the world front

The card is a 1/4 side fold (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).

I used the Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripe embossing folder to make the red background. The shininess comes from using my Versamark inkpad applied to the embossing folder and then clear embossing powder.

The white frame was made with the Sizzix A2 sized Victorian Frame folder that I cut the center out.

The star was just made freehand on white cardstock, and I doodled the edges on it before I cut it out. I applied it to the card with dimensional tape.

I made a poem for the inside that I hope you like too!

Oct 15 Around the World

I’m hoping that everyone tries to make a two color card! You can have such fun creating depth and interest with different cardstocks or treatments (embossing or flocking etc).

Just remember to have fun, and enjoy the upcoming season!

All the best