Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nature Walk - Sketch Frenzy Friday

I've made a couple of cards using the Nature Walk stamp set.  Now  I have the coordinating paper, Botanical Gazette, and is it amazing!  The patterns on the paper are such that they can be used on a card instead of stamping - which of course is what I did. 
For this card, I used the Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch challenge here, but I put the sketch on its side.
The bird image on the designer paper was trimmed very carefully, the corners rounded, and then matted on Early Espresso card stock.  The edges of the designer paper were sponged with Baja Breeze ink.
The base of the card is Baja Breeze.  Early Espresso was mounted on that.  The next layer, Very Vanilla was embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder and lightly inked with Baja Breeze ink.  A 5/8" Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon was wound around the Very Vanilla and Early Espresso layers before they were attached to the base card stock.
Stampin Dimensionals were used to attach the mounted bird image to the embossed Very Vanilla card stock.
The sentiment is from So Happy for You , punched with the Modern Label Punch and sponged with Early Espresso.
Two punches were used to make the flower:  Five petal punch and Boho blossom petal punch.  One 5 petal flower was punched with  Marina Mist and the edges sponged with Early Espresso.  With a pair of scissors  a tiny slit was made between each of the petals. The edges were curved upward with a bone folder, then pinched  and shaped  until I was satisfied with the shape.  The inside of the flower was made with 2 of the flowers from the Boho petal punch - the larger using Early Espresso, and the smaller Very Vanilla.  Again,  a small slit was made between the petals- but the in case of the Early Espresso flower the snip was made between every 2nd petal - and between very petal of the Very Vanilla one.  The edges of these were also sponged, curved upward with a bone folder and shaped.  The  pieces were glued together using tombo glue. When dry, a hole was pierced in the middle of the flower and an antique brad was inserted. The flower was attached to the card with a stampin dimensional.

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