Saturday, 5 December 2015
MCV31 - Joy
This is my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Chriss gave us this inspiration:
And it is a testament to how one small detail can really change how you feel about a card.
I started by cutting a 4x4 black panel and inlaying a Simon Christmas Tree die in white. I then cut a bunch of ornaments using a Stampin' Up Sizzix die and mirror cardstock. I was put it together and it felt blah and dull. Like I had done it before. I didn't have a sentiment and there really wasn't a place to put it that wouldn't throw the panel out of balance. And then inspiration struck! I used an MFT Snowdrifts die to cut an asymmetrical curve, leaving enough room for my simple (unknown) sentiment without sacrificing the graphic look and feel. In fact, I think it enhanced it. Thoughts?
I focused on Chriss'
-colour scheme (white, black with red and gold accents)
-use of white die cuts on a black background
-one word sentiment
ETA: Thanks, Sarah - also linking up to ATCAS.