Ok, so obviously I’m on a “fall” kick and I’ve gotten carried away…just a bit. But hey, when the creative juices are flowing, who wants to make them stop? I’m not raising my hand. So next up is another card using the dies I have been creating with all week. This is my favorite style. Not going to lie. I love layers, especially with paper and doo-dah’s. So let’s talk about this card bit by bit so you can see how it was created.
Look at all those layers of embellishments. Easy to do but just looks like a lot. I die-cut the leaves (here) from watercolor paper as I showcased on Monday’s post (here). Then I die-cut the sentiment from corrugated paper using the Type-Oh Alphabet die. To add some variation in color, I used a blending tool and applied vintage photo distress ink to the letters. With all the parts and pieces complete, I began layering. I added a piece of black card stock and striped patterned paper to break up all the plaid on the card base but it would have looked nice if only one piece of patterned card stock was used too. Attach the notebook paper envelope and attach the leaves. Now the next part is my favorite:). I pulled out some coordinating ribbon, tied a bow and attached it to the card. Then I began adding “doo-dahs”, mostly things I have collected from garage sales or from the fabric store. Don’t you just love those forget-me-knot flowers? Bought them off etsy. The colors are just divine! The printed bias tape and rick rack were purchased at a garage sale but you probably could find something similar at the fabric store. Adhere the sentiment last and that’s pretty much all there is to this card.
Well that’s it for Friday’s post…maybe! This weekend is Junk in the Trunk. Wonder what treasures I can’t live without!