Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Artistic Fern Sketch


Today's SCS Sketch Challenge was a little difficult for me ... I guess that's why they call it a challenge :)
I'm not great with diagonal shapes on cards and struggled a little putting this card together.  First I started with the main image (as it is now), but included patterned paper for the background and diagonal stripe.  It just didn't work for me ... so I ended up with a CAS (clean and simple) version for this sketch ... just using plain cardstock (along with one strip being dry embossed) so that the focus was all on the main image ... a beautiful stamp by Hero Arts called Artistic Fern.

SCS Sketch 369:












 Here's my version of the sketch above.  Hope you like.

 "Artistic Fern"



Stamp: Artistic Fern (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, River Rock, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  River Rock; Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  sponge, Sizzix "Square Lattice" embossing folder, Big Shot, three More Mustard brads, pencil, paper piercing tool, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals

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I inked the stamp with the Stampin' Write markers and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I trimmed the image to size and mounted on a thin frame of Always Artichoke cardstock.  I sponged River Rock ink to soft the contrast.

I ran a strip of River Rock and a strip of Always Artichoke through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I trimmed them to size and mounted them on a card front of Always Artichoke.

I dry fit the main image and then used a pencil to mark where I wanted the three brads.  I pierced holes over my pencil marks and threaded through the brads.  Using sticky strips, I mounted the card front onto a card base of Always Artichoke (I used a separate card front so that the back of the brads would be sandwiched between layers.

I mounted the main image onto the card, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.


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