Welcome back for this month's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Fall Florals...I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects! When I think of "fall florals", I immediately thought of my favorite new set, Country Home. I'm sure it's pretty obvious but come on...this is such a beautiful set! Here's my card:
When I was thinking about this card, I was excited to try an idea I had to use the Corrugated embossing folder to make some rusty-looking corrugated tin. I cut a strip of the galvanized metallic paper and lightly sponged some Cajun Craze ink on it, and stamped the splatter image from the Timeless Textures stamp set a few times over the piece. I then ran it through the Big Shot in the Corrugated embossing folder. I ran into a little bit of a problem because the paper split in a couple of places but it wasn't hard to piece it together on the edge of the Early Espresso card base. I actually ended up liking that it looked older and more realistic because it wasn't perfectly straight. I'm not quite sure what I could have done to keep the paper from breaking...possibly adding a spritz of water, but then the Cajun Craze ink would have run so....I just went with it. :) The milk can is also stamped on a piece of galvanized metallic paper with black StazOn ink. I used the same technique of sponging a bit of Cajun Craze ink on it, then stamping the splatter image. Once it was dry, I fussy cut it with paper snips and tied a piece of linen thread around the top of the can.
The floral image is stamped in black StazOn ink onto watercolor paper and watercolored with an aqua painter and ink from the lids of Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso. I placed the milk can in place to see where I wanted to shade the ground with the aqua painter and Soft Suede ink. Before adhering the milk can with Stampin' dimensionals, I splattered a bit of Soft Suede ink from the aqua painter brush. The watercolor paper was layered with SNAIL adhesive.
To finish this card, I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze cardstock, then cut apart the words I wanted to use (the entire sentiment says "So grateful for someone like you in my life"), and layered them on the right side of the card with SNAIL adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed my card! Be sure to click on the link below to hop to the next page and I look forward to sharing another project with you next month!
Dena Albee – You are HERE
Join me tomorrow when I'll be participating in the Scrapbook Sunday blog hop!