Hi everyone. First of all, thanks to all my friends for their wonderful birthday wishes, cards and gifts - I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends! I am excited to share my first card with you, using my new camera that I got for my birthday. Yep, the old one was on it's last legs and I haven't been happy with the clarity for a long time, so I dropped some (strong) hints to my hubby, and voila ... a new camera. :) Still learning how to use it, so please bear with me as I navigate the learning curve :)
Today's card is for CAS(E) this sketch! #34 challenge. The green material (used for panel on front and strip on inside of card) ... is the packing that came with a pot of begonias that I got from my friend Liz. It's almost like facing material ... a bit stiff, but a little transparent. Anyways, I thought is was such a beautiful color that I couldn't throw it away, so I used some on my card - so fun!
I scored two lines on my card front to represent the horizontal strip, but they didn't show enough, so I pierced a line above the top, and below the bottom scored lines to add more definition. The maple leaf is done with the watercolor spritz technique ... and the sentiment is a sweet one that I just received from my friend Peggy - thanks Peggy!! :)
Here's the sketch:
Stamps: Gently Falling (SU!); Delight in little things (studio g)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); watercolor
Ink: Old Olive, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), scoring tool; paper piercing template, tool & mat; water mister, Stamp-a-ma-jig, green material, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals
I cut two frames from white and glued the green material between them to hold everything in place.
The maple leaf is a 2-part stamp ... I inked the inside randomly with Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green stampin' write markers. I misted it with water and stamped onto watercolor paper. Once dry, I inked the matching outline stamp with Gumball Green ink, misted with water and stamped on top (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for lining up). I fussy cut the leaf out.
Here's a close-up: