Sunday, 17 November 2013
Autumnal card for a man
This card is my take on that design - it is pretty much (well exactly) the same layout, but I used a 7 x 5 card base, chose different papers from my stash, and coloured the trees accordingly.
The background papers come from a pad from Trimcraft called Noel, and while there were some very christmassy papers in there, I think you will agree that the sheets I used really don't look like it.
The joy of having the middle strip is that you can actually use leftover bits of paper! I used some of the leftover parts of my backing paper to make some home made card candi - just punch out some circles using a regular hole punch and emboss them from the back using a largish embossing tool (not the glitter girls big one - a bit smaller). I attached them to my card using pinflair gel.
The stamps are from Woodware (Kim's Coppice) and included the lovely sentiment. I stamped the more solid set of trees with a combination of adirondack inkpads (sorry - didn't note which ones) on a plain piece of card and left them to dry. Then, I stamped the more open set of trees slightly offset with versamark, and heat embossed with bronze embossing powder. Before layering my image onto the layer card, I cut out the edges with a reverse circle corner punch.
I stamped the sentiment with versamark and embossed that too - layering it with the same backing paper as the image.
I am entering this card into the following challenge(s)
My Sheri Crafts - Fall/Thanksgiving
So Artful - Trees
Ladybug Crafts - autumn colours