Monday, 20 April 2015

Hello Notecard

I wanted to make some notecards, but as usual found it difficult to start.  I've had the Flower Frame and Tree embossing folder set by Sizzix for a while, but since I got it home I've not really been sure about how to use it.  Well, thankfully inspiration finally struck and I came up with these:



I started off using plain Kraft card,  but the embossing folder didn't quite fit and it looked a bit odd so I decided to use it as a panel instead.  I picked out a few embossed elements to highlight, which was done with watercolour pencils initially, but then I tried painting with mica powders, which gave a much better finish I think (you can see the lower bird looks more crisp than the upper bird).  I had a load of 17mm white circles left over from when I cut a tray to hold lip balm tubes, so I stamped individual letters on each one and layered them up on mica paint-washed kraft and white card to mirror the swirl and for an interesting look. Finished off by mounting the panels onto a card blank.  I like the mixture of kraft, white and colours, but I prefer the white panel on Kraft more than the other way round.  What about you?

I'm entering the following challenges:
Colour Throwdown #338 - Use Green, Teal, Kraft and White
AAA Cards #37 - It's Springtime

6 comments:

  1. So pretty and lots of great texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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    1. Thanks! It was a lovely colour combo.

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  2. Both cards are so pretty and I love how you've used the embossing folder to create your panels. Guess I'm with you in that the white on kraft just clinches the deal. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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    1. Thanks Jane. The white makes the colours really pop.

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  3. Cute Spring cards! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. It was fun making them.

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