While leaving a comment on another card makers blog,
I saw a link to a challenge site I've not visited before.
It was an inspiration photo challenge and I immediately had an idea !
So, I decided I had just enough time to make this card
(it was a bit time consuming)
and enter it before the deadline.
Now to make time to visit all of the stops
on the blog hop portion of the challenge !
Supplies and instructions:
Wild Wasabi, Pink Passion, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks
Scrap of dark green hand made gift wrap for the leaves
Vellum scrap for tag
Basic Black marker to ink a portion of a Hero Arts stamp
Flower Trio paper punch, Stampin' Up!
Bleach for centers of flower petals
Leaf die, Spellbinders
I cut strips of Wild Wasabi card stock then ran them through
a paper crimper numerous times to break down the fibers,
causing the paper to separate.
Once I could see the edges separating, I pulled the
strips apart creating two strips from one with one side
having a sort of hand made paper look to it.
I then crinkle them up to get rid of the ridges made by the crimper.
Occasionally I may need to flatten them out more with a bone folder.
I kept the "sueded/ faux mulberry" side facing out while weaving
the strips together to replicate the look of the baskets
in the inspiration photo.
It is layered onto black card stock to make it pop a bit more
and to mimic the frame around the art work in the inspiration photo.
The hydrangea flower (pink hydrangeas in vases in the photo)
was made by gluing down
numerous paper punched mini flowers
onto a piece of scrap paper.
Some of them
I lightly dabbed a bit of bleach in the centers
and then slightly bent them upwards
for a bit of dimension.
TIP : If you want to use bleach on colored paper,
be sure to try it on a scrap piece first because many times
the color changes to an unexpected shade, not white.
I carefully inked only the Hello portion
of a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts, then stamped it on
a scrap of vellum I hand cut into a banner.
I chose Hello as my sentiment since there is
an H in the inspiration photo
I am donating this card to Operation Write Home.
It would be a nice , cheery card to write home on.
I used a scoring board and stylus to score a single line border
around the outer edge of the card front.
Although this card looks thick and bulky,
it is actually fairly flat, approximately 5 layers of card stock thick
at the thickest portion of the flower.
There are no dimensionals used, just the paper layers
and bending of some of the card stock pieces
that are glued directly to each other.
I'm entering this card in the
Thanks for looking =)