Simply Less is More challenge #22 is SHADES of BLUE. Cool blues!
I needed to make a birthday card for a boy urgently so took this opportunity to do a challenge as well. As it happens, I'm giving him an iTunes card so my design was constrained accordingly. Here it is:
The pocket did start out as a white piece of card. Emboss-resist is one of my favourite techniques. What's new here (for me, at least) is using a brayer! That was a challenge as I built up the colours. The gradient was supposed to be vertical but, as you can see, it ended up horizontal. No matter, I've got my shades of blue.
All products except ribbon and floss from Stampin Up
inks: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy
stamps: French Foliage, Playful Pieces, Bring on the Cake
I had visions of using scallop punches and all that but being a card for a boy, I restrained myself. ;) The Baja Breeze cardstock looked a bit plain hence the raindrops (Marina Mist) and sponging of the edges.
I need more practice with the brayer methinks.