May 1, 2014

Inspired by Nature Card

Often times in my profile descriptions I let folks know that I draw inspiration for my art from our travels around the world. Today's project is a perfect example.  As mentioned in a previous post, our family took a little vacation to visit family in Canada.  I had honestly forgotten how magnificent British Columbia is!  Mountains, ocean, forests, rivers and lakes.  It has it all and then some!  This is not the greatest picture (had to take it through the car window because there was nowhere to stop - and Kevin is not the greatest "stop-lets-take-a-picture-buy-a-souvenier-we-need-a-potty-break" kinda guy) but it shows the fresh green foliage sprouting this early Spring in the White Rock area near Vancouver.

I love the green and earthy brown color palette and that's exactly what I used for my card.

There are two new releases from JustRite Papercraft on my card

For the sentiment I heat embossed the butterfly and saying and added it to the stamped flower border design.

I made a shaped card using Spellbinders Branching Out Nestabilities.  My folded paper size (12 x 6) was too small for me to make a top fold card so I die-cut two separate pieces of cardstock and adhered them together at the top to make this shape.


If you look carefully you will notice I have inked areas on some of the branches.  This is a letterpress technique that I used by applying ink directly to the die template.  After inking I carefully positioned my cardstock over the die (and wet ink) and cut/embossed.  This technique works great if you want to color parts of your cut image while highlighting the raised embossed areas.

I am traveling but I will be back tomorrow with another project that I hope you will enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by today.


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