Monday, February 11, 2013

Meadow Leaves



Hi everyone.  Just catching up on some challenges and wanted to participate in last week's color challenge at SCS (CC412 - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake). Love these colors together and thought it would make for a wonderful masculine card.

Also used the sketch from this week's challenge at CAS[E] this Sketch Challenge #14.  Here's the sketch:





Stamps:  Just Believe (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DP (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Meadow Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder)Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz / Sizzix), Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, glue, glue dots, and dimensionals



To create the brick insert, I used my brayer to ink the inside of the embossing folder with Soft Suede ink, added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot (faux letterpress technique).  Cut the piece down to size and mounted it on my black card front.  Added a piece of DP popped up on top (with a circle die-cut) and two Meadow Leaf dies in black to balance it all out.  Small sentiment in black finishes the card.


Here's a close-up of the main image:








13 comments:

  1. A superb Masculine card Loll. Love how you created the embossed brick aperture, and thank you for sharing the details.
    Sylvia x

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  2. Fabulous card for a man Loll....love the brayered brick effect through the aperture

    Anne

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  3. Love the brick look through the circle! Awesome card!

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  4. Gorgeous - great colours and the contrast of the 'hardness' of the bricks and the softness of the leaves is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  5. Love the card and that paper is beautiful.

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  6. Gorgeous CAS color challenge card Loll. I LOVE your faux letterpress brick circle, die cut leaves and DSP. All perfect. TFS

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  7. Great card for those difficult men Loll! Love the faux letterpress technique and the way you've focused on that interesting part of the embossed brick. The dp matches in perfectly.

    Karen x

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  8. Classy and manly...sensational:)

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  9. See, you do use DSP, Loll. I rarely use it and usually go for these subtle prints as the others look too busy to me! You nailed this sketch and these colors creating a classy guy card!

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  10. Hi Loll, thanks do much for your kind words about my LIM card -your comment meant a lot for me since you are the queen of CAS, I always adore your designs! This one is no exception: I love the dark colors and the designer paper -it could be a fabric for men's clothing I think!

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  11. Another outstanding card, Lolly! Pinned perfection!

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  12. Fabulous colours, love the striking leaves and the 'wall' inside the cut out! Anita :)

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  13. Loll, this window to a brick wall is so neat, very unexpected and quite eye catching. Love the CAS look of this.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)