Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Respected and Loved

I have a confession... I was almost late for work because of this card.  Have any of you ever done that?!  I made it on time though, so no one can say that my hobby is starting to interfere with my day job, ha ha!

For this card I was playing along with Splitcoaststampers' sketch challenge, which was to use this layout:

I just turned it 90 degrees to the left and used the elk as my main image.  To start, I masked off a 3/4" bottom strip of the Whisper White cardstock with painter's tape (you can use sticky notes too), and sponged Pumpkin Pie ink just along the bottom.  Then I blended in some Daffodil Delight ink, working upwards, and came down from the top with Pacific Point, fading out as I neared the warm colors.  Finally, I stamped the elk in the corner and colored him in with a Basic Black marker.  I used the sentiment from the same stamp set, which is called The Wilderness Awaits.  I just love the bold look of this card.  Hope you liked my quick project for today - thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bamboo Sunset Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
Today I have a dramatic sunset sky for you.  I just love this kind of background, and this card would work well for either a masculine or feminine card.  This card is also for the CC548 color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  I didn't use Crushed Curry ink, but with all the blending of colors, my yellows ended up looking like it!

To start, I sponged So Saffron ink onto the top 2/3 of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (measuring 3 3/4" x 5").  Then I punched a 2" circle from a sticky note, and adhered it where I wanted the sun to be.  I used a rubber brayer to apply Pumpkin Pie ink downwards from the top of the card, and then a little bit of Cherry Cobbler ink over that.

When the brayering was done, I removed the circle mask and sponged a tiny bit of Pumpkin Pie ink onto the sun.  Then I inked up the retired Bamboo background stamp in Mossy Meadow and stamped it onto the panel.  When it was completely dry, I sponged Old Olive ink up from the bottom, to blend in with the So Saffron.  I sponged a little Mossy Meadow at the very bottom, and some Basic Black along the bottom edge and corners for some depth.  I wanted to use Garden Green like it said in the challenge, but somehow it was too bluish for this card. 

For embellishments, I added white gel pen accents to the leaves, gold brads in the top corner, and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, heat embossed in gold on Early Espresso and punched out with the Modern Label punch.  I backed that with one of the Ribbon Tag dies by Spellbinders in Daffodil Delight cardstock, and some green satin ribbon.  The panel is mounted on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Early Espresso cardstock, and then onto a Pumpkin Pie card base.

I love the bold colors and images on this card.  I hope you like it too - thanks for stopping by! 

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