Thursday, August 04, 2011

Coneflowers and Crumb Cake

Today I'm taking it easy and spending some relaxing and quiet time in my art studio.  Yesterday, Gord and I spread a yard of bark mulch over part of our front garden.  We've been meaning to do this for several months ... but the weather wasn't co-operating and when there was the odd day of sunshine, we wanted to have fun in the sun instead of working.  But now that summer has FINALLY arrived and we're having a long stretch of beautiful weather, we thought we should get it done.  We still need another half yard and plan on doing that tomorrow.

Today's "Ways to Use It" challenge is to use Kraft paper ... or Crumb Cake if using SU! products.   I used both Crumb Cake ink and Crumb Cake DP (designer paper) for my card.  This is another one of my new digi stamps from Wax Fruit Company - I love coneflowers! Hope you like.

"Coneflowers and Crumb Cake"
Stamps:  Coneflowers Digital Stamp (Wax Fruit Company) Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake DP, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, three copper brads, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I printed the coneflowers image onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out.  I lightly sponged all over with Crumb Cake ink ... in hindsight, it would have been easier to sponge first and then cut out - I'm always learning! :)  I sponged on top of the Crumb Cake petals with Rose Red and inked the stems with an Always Artichoke Stampin' Write marker.

I randomly sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Crumb Cake DP, making the edges and corners darker.  I cut a strip of Soft Suede cardstock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, adding the three copper brads and popping up the coneflowers with dimensionals to add depth.

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