Monday, June 20, 2011

Trio of Faith

A few days ago I received my latest SU! order which included two hostess sets from the new catalogue.  Today I wanted to make a card using "Faith in Nature".  It's such a pretty set and I love the script that is written in-behind the line images.  I do try all kinds of techniques and styles, but I find that I'm really most comfortable with either brayering landscapes or making CAS cards (clean and simple).  Today its' a CAS card.  Hope you like.
"Trio of Faith"
Stamps:  Faith in Nature (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  1 1/4" square punch for creating mask, sponges, 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon
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The hardest part for me was figuring out how to make a mask that was evenly spaced, lined up and didn't involve having to erase a lot of pencil lines ... my first two attempts had lots of erasing and I smudged the ink :(

I finally just drew one line across to line up the bottom of the punch square mask and small tick marks at the center and 1/4" in from both sides.  Once that was in place, I sponged one square at a time with the three different colors.  I then inked the stamp with Early Espresso and stamped it in different directions for each square.

I added a thin frame of More Mustard cardstock and then tied a knot with the Old Olive ribbon.  I mounted the image onto the card base of Old Olive - easy peasy!

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