And here is my card for both challenges . . .
- Kraft card stock - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
- Green and gold card stock - DCWV
- Patterned paper - Websters Pages
- Sentiment - SRM Stickers
- Oversized brad - Heidi Swapp
- Vintage lace - my stash, purchased at an estate sale
- Glassine bag - purchased from Pick Your Plum when it was the deal of the day a few weeks ago. You can find similar ones HERE
- Brown and metallic gold inks - Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)
- Gold/Green ink - Anna Griffin
- Embossing Powder - Queen's Gold (Ranger Inks)
- Image - found on Flickr
- Cricut Expression with Walk In My Garden, Elegant Edges, and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges
- Cuttlebug with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies 'Scalloped Circles Small'
- Scissors, craft knife, ruler, rotary cutter
- Heat Embossing Gun
- Card base - Walk In My Garden cartridge, 'card2' set at 5"
- Label - Elegant Edges cartridge, patterned paper - 'Heart2-s' set at 4 1/4"; green mat - 'Heart2-s' set at 4 1/2"
- Green oval (sentiment) - Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, 'oval' set at 2"
|To show dimension of flower|
- For brad: Ink brad heavily with brown ink at least twice, setting with heat tool in between coats. Ink heavily with gold metallic ink, dip into Queen's Gold embossing powder, and melt/set with heat tool. Ink lightly with either brown, or green/gold ink, heat set again.
- Cut circles from patterned paper using smallest and 2nd from smallest dies.
- Cut glassine circles using three smallest dies, making two of each size.
- Scrunch up all the paper, then cut a small hole or slit in center of each.
- Put brad through all pieces, starting from smallest pieces: small glassine circle, sm. patterned circle, sm. glassine circle, two medium sized glassine circles, large glassine circle, large patterned circle, and last large glassine circle.
- Close brad, and glue onto card.
And there you have it! I love how the glassine circles softened the colors of the patterned paper, and gave the flower a lighter feel. The image came from Flickr, and I got several in the same series. They were pages from a book, and I cropped the image to cut away the edges. I believe the picture really does look like you are walking in a garden!
Thanks so much for visiting, and please come back again soon! Blessings, Becky