Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Starting the thank you cards

Another Water Misting card and one Thank You card done, several more to do. I made this card for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast today - CC199 So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter. So Saffron is one of my favorite colors and I like Bravo Burgundy, but Handsome Hunter isn't on my top colors list. However, they make a striking combination from the Rich Regals color family.

I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons - the three challenge colors - directly on the rubber of the stamps from Inspired By Nature. Then I misted it pretty heavily with water and stamped it onto Very Vanilla card stock. I trimmed it down narrow, distressed the edges with my Cutter Kit and then added some So Saffron sponging. I layered this onto a narrow mat of Bravo Burgundy and a wider mat of So Saffron. I also distressed the So Saffron mat.

I put this onto a Handsome Hunter card base Gate Fold style- as you can see it opens at the center of the card. The Handsome Hunter piece is 5 1/2" x 8 3/4", scored at 1 1/4" and 5 1/2" Then, I used two ends of a Top Note die cut on each side of the front to anchor the image. The Top Note die cut on the right is adhered to my card stock layers. However, the Top Note on the left is adhered only at the edge with Pewter Brads and then Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up a bit. This Top Note piece acts as an anchor to keep the front of the card closed.

For the inside of the card, I stamped only a small portion of the grass image onto the right side of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamped a 'thank you' message from the Much Appreciated stamp set in So Saffron ink.

Stamps: Inspired By Nature, Much Appreciated
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: WaterColor Wonder Crayons - Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, So Saffron
Accessories: Top Note die, Cutter Kit, Metal brads, Sponge

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