Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The design paper is from the BoBunny "Forever Fall Collection". The die cut below the arrangement is the Cheery Lynn "Princess Garden Frame" (FRM126). It was sponged using " Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the JustRite "Autumn Blessings Set". The pretty corner was die cut using one of the Marianne Design corner dies.
This card started by die cutting the Sizzix Mini Tattered Leaves using different colors of card stock. They were painted using different colors of Distress Stains. Some of the leaves have 4 or 5 different colors on them. Once I was happy with the colors, I used a "word" background stamp from Wendy Veccchi's "Botanical Art" set and stamp over the leaves (just for "interest"). They were brushed lightly with the Adrinondak "Gold" Acrylic Paint Dabber then they were placed in (are you going to believe this?) the Sizzix Snow Flurries embossing folder to give them texture. Three or four leaves were each placed on a snowflake in the embossing folder, then embossed. Next they were rubbed on a VersaMark Ink pad and clear embossed and shaped while they were still warm. Sounds like a lot of work, but it was really fun working with them and I do like the way they turned out..
The rest of the card went together very quickly because it was just die cutting and arranging everything.The flowers were created with a variety of dies. The two flowers with the yellow stamen were created with the Cheery Lynn "Judy's Bloom" (C184) die. The flower in the corner was created using the Mariann Designs LR0 128, 168, and 169 dies. Each of these flower petals were cut down toward the center for a fringe look. I don't know if you can see that in the photo. They were all shaped using the Flower Tool Kit. Stamens were punched using the Punch a Bunch medium "Sky Flake" punch.
The three pinecones were created by using YES glue and 25 punched small pears for each one. I had these made prior to starting my card.. I do have a tutorial on my blog on how to create these pinecones. A few more "pretties" were die cut to add to the arrangement -- Marianne Decorative Elegance (both dies) (LR0157; Forest Branch (LR0150) and Garden Branch (LR0151). After the card was arranged, it was sprayed with "Cappucino" Perfect Pearls Mist.
Well I did use a lot of different products, but do you like this card? I love to read your comments.
As you know all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.