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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Enjoy Your Day

Here's another card I made for Father's Day. 
* After finishing the tree I decided to add flowers since our apple tree had just finished blooming. (We had a long winter and a late spring!)
* It's my husband's favourite tree, so I knew he would appreciate the thought!! We're hoping for lots of apples this fall!!

* After die cutting the Mighty Oak Cover Plate, I stamped the tree trunk with Dark Chocolate ink and both sides of the leaves with New Leaf ink. 
* I scored the center of the leaves and folded them before applying a thin line 
of glue to each center. This allowed me to give the leaves a dimensional look.

* The flowers (Mini Blooms) were stamped onto the matching die cut and scattered around the tree branches and leaves. 
* A green resin bird (Webster's Pages) was added to the tree. 
* The sentiment is also from Mini Blooms.

PTI Supplies, unless noted
Stamps - Mighty Oak, Mini Blooms
Inks - Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Tea Dye Duo
Paper - Kraft; Caramel (Recollections)
Dies - Mighty Oak Cover Plate; Mini Blooms Die Collection
Other - Webster's Pages Country Birds Whimsies 

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What Does a Fox Say?

Even though Father's Day was a few weeks ago, I wanted to share a card I made for my husband (from my son). Wild About Love (Close To My Heart) stamp set was sitting out on my desk from a previous card making session. The 'fox' images from this set made me think of the song: What Does a Fox Say? so I decided to use this phrase as a sentiment.

Masculine cards are often a challenge to make, but 
wood grain stamps and texture can be a great starting point.
Background Basics: Woodgrain was stamped onto caramel coloured cardstock with Creamy Caramel ink (Stampin'Up), then textured with Woodgrain Impression Plate. To create the look of wooden planks, I cut 1/2" strips from the prepared panel, inked the edges with Dark Chocolate, then re-assembled the strips onto the base. (You can see additional pictures and instructions for this technique from a previous blog post/card I made here.)

I layered several Spiral Notebook die cuts over the background and then added the fox (fussy cut) image on foam dots.  

One Spiral Notebook page was cut from New Leaf Gingham paper. The small tag (Coffee Cozy Details die) was cut from Canyon Clay Bitty Dot paper and attached with stitching. A red heart was also added to the tag. 
I stamped the sentiment using DJ Whimsy Alphabet with Dark Chocolate ink. 

The grass and flowers (Garden Variety) were stamped at the bottom of the sentiment panel. 

The sun (Heart-2-Heart #6) and a butterfly (Sweet Spring) were also stamped and coloured.

PTI Supplies, unless noted
Dies - Spiral Notebook Die, Coffee Cozy Die
Stamps - Background Basics: Woodgrain, Garden Variety, Sweet Spring, Heart-2-Heart #6; 
DJ Whimsy Alphabet (All Night Media); Wild About Love (Close To My Heart)
Inks - Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Vintage Tea Dye Duo; Creamy  Caramel (SU)
Papers - Caramel (Recollections); Confetti White (SU); New Leaf Gingham Patterned Paper; Canyon Clay Bitty Dots Patterned Paper
Other - Woodgrain Impression Plate; copic markers

I repeated some elements from the front of the card on the inside panels. 
Sentiments: Fillable Frames #4 ; Bubble Talk

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.