After I came home I thought I might as well make another card and if I do one using the 52 CCT sketch and also make my own background I could enter the Make My Monday challenge too.
Here is Christmas Star. It is a Clarity stamp and I have been dying to use it, so I think I will be making quite a lot of Christmas cards using this stamp. I love it.
Like a lot of crafters I make lots of my own backgrounds. This is nothing exceptional, it is quite a common and simple technique. I used Clarity Silk card, and stamped snowflakes and baubles in Versamark all over it. I then used the brayer to go over the whole card. I used Big and Juicy Waterfall and Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue. It gave quite a variation of blues, but it isnt very clear in the photo. The star is heat embossed using silver tinsel embossing powder and looks very shiny with some glitter in it. Again not obvious in the photo. I then brayered all over it, so the background is very plain and simple.I added some ribbon down the side so that the white frame of the star showed up.