This card shows off all the challenges very well! I made my background on a tag, but hadn't thought about cutting it in to a rectangular shape, duh! I was going to try to figure out how to put the whole tag on a card, or keep it as a tag.
Very simple, but very pretty. I should pull out my spell binders more often. Great colors.
Your background came out perfectly! Beautiful card!
Lovely card! Your background technique turned out well.
This is soo lovely! The softness of the background with the sweet scallops just makes me happy! Wonderful.
Project - SOF12 Craftfoam, Sparkle, & Secret Santa
posted 10/15/12 at 06:46 PM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
I created this card for the following Stamptoberfest 2012 Challenges:
* Daniel's SOF12 Craftfoam Challenge [twopeasinabucket.com]
* Jan's SOF12 Sparkle Challenge [twopeasinabucket.com]
* Michelle's SOF12 Secret Santa Challenge [twopeasinabucket.com], and
* my own SOF12 Gratitude Shower Challenge [twopeasinabucket.com] (although it won't count for the RAK)
The focal leaf is made from orange craft foam or “fun foam” that had an adhesive backing. I stamped a leaf from Hero Arts CL457 Real Leaves onto it using Timber Brown Staz-On ink. Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut it. Then I used Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia to stamp the “Thank you for everything” sentiment from Hero Arts CL578 Good Friends.
The background is made from a #8 manila shipping tag from Ranger. I used Tsukineko sponge daubers to apply Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, and Pumice Stone Distress Inks. Then I sprayed a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water from a Mini-Mister onto Hero Arts S5435 Graph Background and pressed the tag face down onto the stamp. I immediate flipped it over and dried it with a heat tool.
Then I spritzed plain water on my non-stick craft sheet. I dipped Hero Arts K5192 Dots into the water as if it were ink and stamped it onto the background piece. Again, I immediately dried it with my heat tool. These two steps, stamping with Perfect Pearls mist and then again with water, are described in the Double-Stamped Background [rangerink.com] technique article at Ranger.
Next I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Rectangles and Large Classic Scalloped Rectangles to die cut and dry emboss the background and a matte from tan cardstock. I edged the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered it to the scalloped matte. Both background elements are attached to a chocolate card base using foam squares for dimension.
To finish the card, I adhered the orange fun foam leaf. I added a bow made from baker's twine I received from my SOF12 Secret Santa Michelle using glue dots.
Thanks for looking! :-)
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