Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thanks Card - a CASE

This card was made at our team meeting on Monday night .  This is one of the cards made at the Demonstrator Training event in Cambridge July 2016, which unfortunately I missed.  But my downline went and she provided me with the invaluable handouts.

Gail demonstrated how to make the background technique for this card, and then we all made the card.  What a  great technique - and so easy!!

The sponging is done from light to dark colours - starting with Peekaboo Peach in the center to Early Espresso around the outside border.

The colours in the background include:  Peekaboo Peach, followed by Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, blending each colour and slightly overlapping each.  After all the colours are applied and the Early Espresso added, Peekaboo Peach was lightly sponged over the entire panel.

Now, here's where the background gets interesting.

First, an Oak Leaf  stamp (Vintage Leaves), lis ightly spritzed with water,  and stamped onto the background, letting it sit longer than when stamping which allows the moisture to penetrate the cardstock.  This process is repeated with the Maple Leaf, and then both areas are dried using the Heating Tool.  This really allows the images to "pop".  If you look closely at the card you can see these ghost like images in the upper corners of the background.

The sentiment "Thanks", from Hello You thinlets, is die cut in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, and the two layers adhered together slightly off setting each other.

A Maple Leaf is embossed with Copper Embossing powder on vellum and die cut using the Leaflets Framelits.  Before adding it to the card front, some copper metallic thread is wrapped into loops and adhered to dimensionals on the back of the die cut leaf and then the leaf is added to the card front.

The sentiment from "Endless Thanks" is stamped with Early Espresso on Kraft cardstock, trimmed into a banner and adhered to the card f ront.

Here's  the close up.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Endless Thanks
Inks: Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry , Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versa Mark
Papers: Kraft Cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Accessories: Copper Metallic Thread, Leaflet thinlets, Hello You Thinlets, Copper embossing powder, dimensionals

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