Thursday, December 18, 2014
Home for the Holidays!
I wanted to try something a little bit different and use some non-traditional colors for a card. I chose a graphite gray card stock for the main panel. I used a stencil and my white color box pigment ink to create the bricks. Then I chose a chip board circle and covered it with a rust colored cut out.
I love this sweet little collage musical image from Prickley Pear. Its called Collage Pinecone Tag. Because the stamp is rounded on the corners I wanted to round the edges of my two layered pieces but my corner chomper cuts too large for this delicate piece. Hmmm….aha, I have done this before but not for a long time. I still have some of those scalloped scissors that don’t cut worth a penny but they do make nice little curved edges on card stock. Here’s how you do that? Isn’t it fun???
Once that was completed I flicked spatters on the layers with a tooth brush. I kind of protected 2/3rds of the green layer to keep the image clean. I went digging in my stash and found the perfect little banner accent piece from My Mind’s Eye. I then added a pretty little ribbon whose colors were perfect for this.
Oh yes and that sweet little cardinal, he’s from Prickley Pear also. He comes from the Scalloped Oval 3 Winter Stamps set and I fussy cut him out to perch right on that little sentiment from the same set. So what do you think? Does the non-traditional idea work?