Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanks Giving

Friday last week was my oldest sons Birthday. He has always been my free spirit, so I thought it would be appropriate to create this card. This card took quite a few steps but it was not that hard to do.


Stamps-Wanted, Stem Silhouettes, Art of Life, Sanded

Ink - Chocolate chip, Marigold morning, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Crisp

Paper - Chocolate chip, River rock

Accessories- twine, Build a brad, Scallop punch, 1 3/8 Punch, 1/4 Punch


I stamped on River Rock card stock the medallion from the wanted set in Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch one with the scallop punch and the other with the 1 3/8 punch. Stamp one of the smaller medallions in Cranberry crisp and punch out with the 1/4 inch punch. Using a Build a brad assemble. Punch a hole in middle size medallion attach brad to it. using a stampin Dimensional adhere medallion to larger medallion.

Card- Cut a six by six piece of chocolate chip card stock and stamp with sanded background stamp and chocolate chip ink. when using a background stamp with this size card. You will need to re-ink and stamp again several times, this is why I like this background set it is easy to integrate it with already stamped areas. Cut river rock for image area and cut another section 1/4 " larger as an accent. I cut 4 1/4 X 5 1/4 for stamped area. Start by masking moon area with post-it-note circle cut from 1 3/8 circle punch. Adhere mask towards the top and begin brayering in layers with the following colors going from lightest to darkest.

  • Marigold Morning

  • Groovy Guava

  • Pumpkin Pie

  • Cranberry Crisp

When brayering remember to slowly cover less and less areas to create modulation of sky. Sponge in Chocolate chip in lower areas for ground cover. Stamp horses in chocolate chip. Stamp several times with out re-inking to create effect of horses in the background. Lastly stamp foliage using stamps from Stem Silhouettes and Art of Life. Assemble card wrap jute and adhere medallion on top.

Thanks for looking have a wonderful and safe thanksgiving, I am so thankful so many of you stop by to look at what I do. Virginia


Anonymous said...

And I am so thankful to know you! This card is the best, incredible Virginia........L

Ali Manning said...

This card is really stunning - I hope you don't mind if I case it. TFS.

Jackie W. said...

Oh my GOSH! This is exactly the look I'm wanting to use with this brayered sky technique! This is the most beautiful card I've seen using this technique, and might I add with this stamp set! Love it to pieces! Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad I happened upon your blog!!! I'll be back for more!

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