Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tone on Tone, Almost

I have been drawn to so many tone on tone cards lately. They make beautiful wedding cards, anniversary, etc. Love the subtle look so I tried....

 Starting with an ivory card base, layered on the subtle heather green cardstock. Next, took a piece of watercolor paper, ran it through the Cuddle Bug with an embossing folder. Using the same paper, I stamped the bird/branch image in a slate grey. Colored with watercolor pencils & added just a smidge of water to blend.

Stamped on the sentiment, rounded the corners then punched the ribbon slots. The sentiment & focus panel are both popped up.

Special Inspiration

 A very special man passed away, sending me to create something that would embody his spirit and be appreciated  by his wife.

He had spent a lot of time researching the family heritage, genealogy, etc. Reaching out to family across the world, making connections that hopefully will live on for generations.

For the card, I chose a couple of designer papers, backed them with coordinated card stock. Then, rather than running the ribbon above the panels, I ran it underneath where the two meet. (see inset). Lastly, a added the sentiment but it seemed a bit stark in just white. I took a paper towel pounced in the same ink & dabbed it around; rounded only 2 corners & layered it on.

"Sweet" Sixteen

 What to make when you have a special girl turning 16, but she's more of a tom-boy? A softball inspired card with just a hint of pink.
This dp came in a stack with lots of beachy / tropical pages.

I used a "chunky" stamp for the baseball/softball. Inked in white chalk ink on a dark tan cs, then added a second circle behind.

To give the sentiment a bit of a kick, I paper pierced above & below. Finally added a grommet in each corner to add to the edginess.