Saturday, June 19, 2010

Seeds of Friendship

Here's a friendship card featuring stamps from Artistic Outpost's Bloom and Grow set. 
I had no idea where I was going with this card when I stamped the marigold seed packet.  I colored it with watercolors. what?  I chose a gold Bazzill mat and a cream mat.
Then I searched for another color to use.  I found this dark green card stock with white back that coordinated with the stems. (I'm working on using up my old card stock!)  I embossed it with Spellbinders Flowers Impressabilities 12-1004 and sanded it.  My sanding block was pretty worn so it didn't take much color off, leaving a lighter shade of green........just enough to show off the pattern.  I added just a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink, too.
I had just experimented with cutting the piece of paper "lace" that you see behind the seed packet.  I first used the smaller Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites S4-243 for the ric rac edge (hidden a bit under the ribbon).  Next, I matched the smaller Classic Scalloped Borderabilities Petite S4-239 die with the ric rac edge.  The spacing is perfect!  I cut and embossed that edge.   Once I decided to use it on this card, I added Distress Antique Linen and Vintage photo. 
To finish off this card,  I stamped "seeds" and "of friendship" separately, masking off each unused word.  I simply cut out each word leaving space for a hole to create a little tag.  I diagonally cut each corner which gives the appearance that the ends are rounded.  Little strings tucked behind the ribbon knot fasten them to the card.  I added a tiny piece of foam tape to each to keep them in place.
Although the colors in this card are a bit out of my usual range, I like how it turned out.  It's good to step outside one's comfort zone on occasion!

Versafine Black Onyx
Watercolor paper
Gold Bazzill
Cream card stock

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Judy, I just found your blog through Paper Craft Planet, and I'm your work.
I absolutely love the rich colors on this card and the seed packet.