Friday, August 3, 2012

Wishes Card Workshop Cards 7 and 8

The past few days I've been sharing with you cards from the Wishes card how-to program book.  Over the course of the day, I'll share the remaining four cards.

Cards 7 and 8 are fall cards.  It's easy to get caught up in all new stamps but there are some good ones that were around last year too.  These two cards are good examples.  As a reminder, the paper I used for all ten cards have been Clementine Paper Packet (more specifically, Sorbet and Saddle cardstock, and the small floral B&T paper) but I've changed the flavor of each card with different stamps and finishings (is that a word?).

Harvest Happiness stamp set sets this card up.  That stamp set also corresponds with the Art Philosophy Cricut collection, which is what I used to cut out the leaves and the saying.  I rolled the leaves before I stamped.

Rolling technique:
  • For the large leaves, I inked the stamp in Creme Brulee ink and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Sorbet ink.  You want to do this slowly so the center of the stamp doesn't get covered with the second color.
  • For the small leaves, I used a second generation rendering of Sorbet and then rolled the stamp in Creme Brulee ink.  Remember that a second generation is obtained after stamping once on scratch paper with a well inked stamp.
  • When using two different colors such as I have, you want to clean your stamp between images so that you don't put darker ink onto the lighter ink pad.
  • You can achieve a rolled look with the same color -- second generation then roll in same color.  In this case you would not have to clean your stamp.  :)

To finish the card:  the saying has been mounted; the swirls behind the leaves are in Twilight ink; the leaves have been edge sponged with Creme Brulee or Sorbet, whichever the rolled color was; and sparkles from our new Brown and Tan Assortment have been randomly placed on the card.

Card 8 also has autumn written all over it.  Here I used the So Grateful stamp set to achieve this look.
The pumpkin base was stamped on a separate piece of colonial white paper with Sunset ink.  The words were then stamped on top with Autumn Terracotta ink.  Before the image was cut out, I stamped the stem and tendrils, as well as the leaves, with Olive ink.  The tendrils and stem are attached to the pumpkin.  And do you see, I used the rolling technique on two of the leaves!

To add a little more dimension to the focal, I bent the leaves a little before gluing just the center down (so the leaf's edges lift up a little bit).  I also stamped the tendrils on the Saddle paper which you can see to the right of the stem.  The card was finished with direct to paper edge distressing with Sorbet ink.

Products Used (all CTMH):
X7156B  Clementine Paper packet
X7153B  Florentine Paper packet
X1410     Colonial White Card and Envelopes
Z1151      3-D Foam Tape
1388        Colonial White cardstock
Z2164  Sorbet ink

"Splendid Day" card:
C1463  Harvest Happiness
Z1686  Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
Z2160  Twilight ink
Z2167  Creme Brulee ink
Z1753  Brown and Tan Sparkle Assortment

Pumpkin card:
B1395  So Grateful
Z2101  Autumn Terracotta ink
Z2191  Sunset ink
Z2137  Olive ink

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