Friday, November 19, 2010
As I usually do, I used some of my favorite things to create this festive fall greeting. And being a new grandmother, I had to include a photo of our new little pumpkin as he is one of the many things for which I am thankful this year. Jason will groan when he sees the photo in the "bubble suit" and little cap! He hates when I play dress up with his little baby!
The photo above is the one I used to create the Kaleidoscope Creations previously posted.
Inkadinkado. I also had to try out the pumpkin flourish chain from EK Success. Rather than cutting a simple chain, I punched twice and then used the edges to create a border for an A2 card. This made it much easier to attach to the card. As well as adhesive (the two way glue from Zig works great for this), I added a couple of eyelets at the top notches of the border.
I always try to figure out how I can get the most cards out of my paper, so when the card front was a little short for an A2 card (the darker leaf paper was cut in pieces four inches tall, so I could get six from a 12 by 12 sheet), I used that border around the chain as well as a strip of satin ribbon to finish the edge. The satin ribbon along the edge gives a dressy look as you pull it out of the envelope.
I first tried the image with watercolor crayons but decided I liked all the detail I got using Inkadinkado pigment ink. I began with a cream card stock card, layered the leaf paper (5.5 by 4inches) over that card. I used a Spellbinders (Labels eleven) die to cut the opening for the image. Stamped the leaf through the die cut opening. Now I have all these wonderful leaf die cuts to use on something else (and the paper is two sided).
Inkadinkado image (pumpkin) on the envelope. And of course, I can't just write the addresses normally.....hmmm, wonder why I don't get cards made very often these days! With all that is going on in my life right now, I impressed myself that these are done! It was fun to do some creating just because I wanted to for a change!
Next destination, Callaway Gardens, where I hope to get some great fall shots to share!