I have a bit of a before and after for you. I made the top card on Wednesday and had a specific idea or look that I had in mind when I set out to create this card. As you can see, I completely changed it on Thursday. I am very leary of using colored cardstock, it can really make or break your card, in my opinion. I had originally chose the orange colored cardstock because it had a fall feel with the brown and metal colored leaves. After I photographed it and saw it on my computer, I nearly had a heart attack! It looked nothing like what I normally create, and honestly wanted to throw it into the circular file.
So here we are with the after. I took my guillotine trimmer and cut the main stamped panel off and trimmed it down to fit my vertical orientation card. Can you hear the sigh of relief? This feels a little more like me and what I normally create. I took plain seam binding and used 3 different distress inks to achieve this color by misting the ribbon with water and soaking up some ink off my craft mat. I then took 2 leaf stick pins and colored them with my Copics to get a patina on them.
I used Perfect Pearls along with some Tim Holtz Embossing ink to achieve the metallic look of the leaves. It wasn't easy to photograph the card in a way that really shows the sheen from the leaves, it is a lot prettier IRL.
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Heather Jensen
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks so much for stopping by.