October 14, 2016
My nephew has a birthday coming up soon and my parents asked me to make them a card to send him. My nephew is becoming a pre-teen; this makes card making for him a bit harder. However, I think I came up with a card that he will enjoy.
The front of the card
The inside of the card
Size: Vertical side fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started with a black card base. Using Versa Mark ink, I clear embossed chevron strips on the card front. I also cut a stitched circle from the front of the card base.
Next, I cut two white panels from water color paper. One panel I cut with the Ellen Hudson Zipper Panel and this will go on the inside of the card. The other panel I cut with my paper trimmer. It will go on the inside front of the card and show through the die cut circle.
Next I started stamping. I traced the die cut circle on my front panel to get placement correct. Using a thin black Sharpie I added some shirts to the mushrooms. I was trying to get the mushrooms to look like my parents and my nephew.
I used Distress Inks as water colors when adding color to these images. Once the ink was dry, I felt that the mushrooms needed some ground. I had a scrap left from cutting out Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die and I used that as a mask. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and a foam blending tool. I didn’t mask the mushrooms at all.
Lastly, I adhered the white panels to the card base and was done.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Plan On It, Sprinkled With Joy, Sweet Smiles, To a Fungi, and Year Two
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles
Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel
Ink: Versa Fine
Distress Inks (I forgot to write down which colors I used)
Hope you enjoyed the card