Sunday, June 29, 2008

Beginning of Leaves...

As I said yesterday, I want to show you where I got those tiny leaves from my frame. There were actual leaves in the chipboard kit, but they were a bit too big for the small flower I had on there. I dug through my chipboard and found these cute tags that had punched out flowers. Perfect for tiny leaves! It can be messy inking up chipboard in general but inking up something this small is a guaranteed challenge! The way I did it was to ink the petals up before I punched them out. I'm sure I am not the first to come up with this idea, but I'm glad I thought of it before I had full on green hands! Since I was inking up the 'flower', I decided to ink up the whole tag and make something out it as well. I pulled out a Cuttlebug embossing folder I had purchased a while ago ( and not used!) and decided to use it. Instead of cutting down a piece of cardstock to put in the folder, I just folded my card around the folder and ran the whole card through the bug. The folder is called Distressed Stripes and has a lot of potential. I may have to play with it again tomorrow. For this card, I used Old Olive cardstock and then sponged the stripes with Old Olive ink to enhance them. The focal point is my tag, inked with Old Olive craft ink, with a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock glued to the back under the flower. I added a Fire Rhinestone to the center using my Cropadile, and a greeting using a rubon. I wanted the focal point to stand out a bit so I inked the edges with a white craft pad. I used my hobby blade to cut a slit on the fold of the card and fed some white tafetta ribbon through. I rounded the corners of the card to mimic the focal point and sponged all the edges with more olive ink. It is a fairly simple card but I was really happy with it! I have TONS of chipboard so..I better start using it more!!

1 comment:

Gina Wrona said...

Very nice, but I have yet to use any of the chipboard I have. I like the projects everyone makes, but when it comes down to me using it, it just doesn't happen naturally, kwim?