Hi Everyone. Happy Monday.
Before I get to my post tonight. I hope that all of my East Coast blog readers are safe and dry. So many people I spoke to on the East Coast today had been affected in one way or another. Upstate New York seemed to have been hit pretty bad along the Hudson Valley. One just doesn't think of Hurricane's that far north. So, I hope you are all well and safe. You were all in my thoughts and prayers this weekend.
Well, I finally did it. I entered a card into Papercrafts for possible submission at the end of last year and was so pleased when I was advised that the card would be published! I was so excited, but it has been a long time since I made the card and I haven't been able to show it to you. Yep, I made this card sometime back in October last year!!!
The card was created for the brand new Papercrafts special edition
This edition is chocablock full of ideas on how to use different layouts. Of all the submissions, only 4 of each layout were chosen. I loved this particular layout and had an idea on what to use immediately that I saw it.
It was so long ago, that I had only just gotten my French Foliage set and thought that the leaves from the set would work beautifully with the layout. I also decided that I wanted to create a light and airy feel to the leaves, so stamped them onto vellum. Once the ink was dry, I cut around the leaves with my paper snips and attached them to the square bases using plenty of mini glue dots.
I have to say, that the card doesn't look as vibrant on the page in the mag. You really night the brighter lights that come with close-up photography to see that the leaves are stamped onto vellum. You will notice that yes, I did... I did cut out the stems of the flowers, too!!! The only thing that is not Stampin' Up! on the card is the sentiment. The reason for that? We didn't have a "thank you" sentiment that was just the right scale and my printer at the time wouldn't print on card stock. So, I had no alternative but to use a different make of sentiment.
So... I loved this card.... what do you think?
You really should pop along to your local newsagent or bookstore and get your own copy of this special edition. It really is so inspiring to see the various ways that the layouts were used. So, for those of us (like me), who are often layout challenged - 288 cards based on the layouts, is a great way to find some inspiration.
Card ingredients - all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla. Vellum
- Inks: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy (center of the leaves). Both are Stampin' Write markers. Cajun Craze was used for the sentiment. Versamark was used for the background stamping
- Stamps: French Foliage. Sentiment: Papertrey Ink. Background: Confetti
- Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig. Paper Snips. Mini glue dots. Snail.
As always, thanks for visiting my blog. You know it means a great deal to me.