Monday, December 1, 2014

Studio Calico Walden Card Kit Video #1 !!

Hi! I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! Mine was incredible. There's nothing better than spending time with family! We got about 8 inches of snow the day before Thanksgiving, so this card may seem a bit out of place, but I made it with my dad in mind. He loves the woods and the outdoors and the changing leaves. When I saw this card kit I immediately thought of this card!

This birch tree paper is gorgeous! I love it so much! I thought it would be great to use as a background and add a pop of I did! I cut a card base from Neenah cardstock and then cut the paper to fit the whole front of the card.

I used a bunch of inks for this project. I didn't want any one leaf to be the same. I used Well Red, Orange County, Sunny Day, and Doc Brown inks from Studio Calico. From Heidi Swapp I used Mustard and Coral inks. And I used some new Memento inks in Rhubarb Stalk, Potters Clay, Tangelo, and Dandelion inks.

I used the rock and roll technique to give color and dimension to my stamped leaves. I first inked up my stamp in a lighter color and then (without stamping) inked up just the edges of the stamp by rolling it in a darker ink color. I stamped all of my leaves on Neenah cardstock and also stamped the outlines (Doc Brown ink) and then cut them out with my Cutter Bee scissors.

I adhered one of the kraft colored banners from the kit in the middle of the card and then began gluing my leaves around it. I tucked some behind the banner and put some on top. I used my Tombow Mono Multi glue to stick them down. Once they were all glued down I added some foam tape to the back of the acrylic sentiment and stuck it down.

Here's the video:

That's it! It's so simple...but I really love it! It's probably one of my favorite cards that I've made! I hope everyone has a great start to their work week! I'll see you next time!

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