Here I go again. Painted Harvest. I just can't stop. You have joined me for the North Carolina Demo Blog Hop. Welcome!
This month we are focusing on techniques. To be honest, you can't make a card without a technique. Some are better than others, I admit. My card today actually has several techniques.
The card base is Always Artichoke measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. The Cajun Craze layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. The Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4 x 5.
The first technique is using the new Embossing Paste. I used the brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. I did not color the paste. Add it over most of the vanilla layer leaving some of the edges plain. Let the paste dry well while you clean your supplies of any extra paste. It dries pretty quickly so clean it, now!
The next technique is sponging. It's not new by any means, but it's very effective. I sponged with a dauber and Crumb Cake. Try to get it a little darker around the edges. The dried paste will pick up some of the color.
For our next technique, cut out a frame. The Layering Squares Framelits were used. Center two of the squares from the sides and a little closer to the top. Cut these out at the same time. Adhere the vanilla paper to the Cajun Craze. Lay the two squares down so that they match exactly how they were before cutting. Glue down the inside square. Put the Foam Adhesive Strips around the remaining frame and adhere. I'm seeing this done a lot lately with the Large Letter Framelits and it is called the eclipse technique. I guess that would apply here also.
The leaves are all stamped in Always Artichoke. For the smaller leaves, stamp off the solid stamp. Punch these out with the Leaf Punch. The fern leaves and the flower will have to be cut out by hand. Is that a technique?
The flower is stamped first in Calypso Coral in the larger flower stamp. Cajun Craze is used for the smaller more detailed flower. The center is Crushed Curry with some cajun dots. Arrange the flower and leaves using glue and dimensionals so that it is pleasing.
The sentiment is from the stamp set At Home with You. Punch this out with the Classic Label Punch.
For the inside of the card add another flower using the same colors as the outside. The sentiment is stamped in Always Artichoke and is from Painted Harvest. Don't forget to carry on the theme by sponging the inside. too.
Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze are not colors I would ordinarily use together, but they do look good for this card. I think it goes well with the background.
NC is full of some very talented stampers! Don't forget to visit them all! Melissa Kerman is next. She always has such beautiful projects!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will try the new Embossing Paste. It's a lot of fun. I wasn't sure about using framelits on it, but it works great! Follow me on Pinterest here.
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