Well, it’s Friday, y’all! We made it! Hope you’re ready for a fun weekend. I’ve got my traditional pre-trip hair cut for tomorrow and then….if nothing changes….I head to the airport on Sunday.
Let me repeat….B. L. E. H.
But – for now…let’s take a look at the card I made on Thursday as my end-of-day stress reliever! I used one of my all-time favorite sets – the Vintage Leaves and added a Painted Harvest sentiment. Take a look-see:
This layout was inspired by the sketch challenge at the Paper Craft Crew.
It also plays nicely with the challenge from The Paper Players.
I made the card front from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Using the little splotches image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I stamped around in the top corner with Crumb Cake ink. Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in my Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.
With my sponge, I lightly burnished the raised wood grain with Cajun Craze. Tip – use your – previously inked – dry sponge. Don’t add any more ink. It makes it easier to stay on top of the grain. I also flicked the edges of the panel.
The panel is matted on a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.
I adhered a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon down the side with some liquid Glue. Then I made leaves!
This is the stained glass technique. First I stamped two smaller flowers on a piece of Vellum card stock in Early Espresso.
And let them dry. It takes a while, folks. Be patient. Or…give them a little hit with your Heat Tool!
While those dried, I rubbed another piece of Vellum card stock with my Embossing Buddy and stamped the large leaf in Versamark, sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.
I colored the leaves by turning them over – and coloring the back! – with my Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers. I used the darker colors to highlight the veins in the leaves and then filled them in with the lighter colors. When that was dry…I cut them out with the matching dies in the Leaflets Frameltis.
I curled the leaves lightly with a stylus then used Dimensionals behind the large leaf (and a little Liquid Glue on the stem) to adhere it to the card front. Then I added the smaller leaves over top – with just a small line of Liquid Glue down the center and the stem.
The sentiment, from Painted Harvest, is stamped on Very Vanilla in Cajun Craze ink. Then I tore around the sentiment and flicked the torn edges with a Crumb Cake sponge. I also crumpled up the sentiment a couple of times to vintage-ize it a little and then popped it over the leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The final pieces are a Linen Thread bow (make multiple loops and tie a thread around the middle) and a few Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shapes.
On the inside, I added a couple of the smaller leaves in Early Espresso and colored them with my Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie markers. I also added some Timeless Textures Crumb Cake spotches and flicked the edges with the Cajun Craze sponge.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Vintage Leaves and Timeless Textures on the front…
…and I embossed the flap in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and burnished it with the Cajun Craze sponge.
Et Voila! Some Vintage Leaves with an assist from Painted Harvest. And, of course, the wonderful Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF! All with some subtle color from the stained glass technique on Vellum. Hope you like! 🙂
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PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); sentiment torn to fit the Painted Harvest sentiment
Vellum Card Stock: Vintage Leaves die cuts
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