is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Let me start off by apologizing for the poor quality of this photo. I’ve tried for 20 minutes to get a better photo but the lighting conditions are just not cooperating, but I think you will get the idea!
I felt like challenging myself and when I saw the challenge at Scrappy Frogs was to use kraft paper, I figured this was as good of a time as any to try to use up some of the kraft cardstock in my stash of papers.
I’m not sure why I torture myself but I swear I’m the only one who can’t make a card using kraft cardstock. Try as I might, I just can’t figure out which colors work well with it. I found a challenge at Ribbon Carousel to use the colors Kraft, Red and Brown – well at least now I had a color scheme. I couldn’t find any DP that worked well together so I used two different embossing folders to the cardstock.
I started off using three of the stamps from PTI’s Star of Wonder stamp set, stamping with a brown pigment ink. I thought the red would be a nice contrast but found I needed the deeper brown mat to help ground the card.
I added a gorgeous deep brown velvet ribbon and finally the card was coming together. The sentiment was stamped onto red PTI cardstock and a Spellbinder die was used to frame the sentiment. I used red PTI cardstock for the base too.
All in all, I think it turned out okay – it’s just not my favorite compared to the other two cards I made today. I’m off to check out a couple of the challenge sites to get inspired with ideas on how to use kraft cardstock!
As always thank for stopping by! Dee
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