Tuesday, September 29, 2009

As the harvest moon approaches...


I have a huge amount of card samples at my house. Even after moving and giving away tons, I still seem to have just loads of them! I love digging through them to get ideas. There are so many great ideas out there! I do take lots of samples to my classes too. I try to take only things I have made....but sometimes I take more. There is a version of this card that I have shown for a long time. I don't remember who made the original, but it has been a hit with my customers. Now that we no longer carry the Spectrum cards, I don't always show it, but for my class last week I decided to go ahead and make this card. I punched out a circle from a post it note using the largest circle punch, 1-3/4" and stuck it in the middle of my card front. I used the Desert Heat spectrum...or maybe pumpkin patch....doesn't really matter since we no longer have them, but....anyway! The real point is that I used regular cardstock and a foam attachment to my brayer. Normally, glossy paper is the paper of choice when doing a rainbow type of background, but the sponge brayer worked great on the regular paper. I brayered right over the top of that post it circle. (we are masking!) I needed a darker color for the bottom, so I used a sponge and my Soft Suede ink pad to get it. Instead of using the spectrum pad, you could easily use a couple different stamp pads and just overlap them to get the same effect. After I got all my color on there, I took the post it note off and voila! I had a bright moon. I stamped the grass from the Inspired by Nature set using Soft Suede, and then added my words. I love how this card just pops!
Unfortunately, the guests at my class did not get to make this card after all. My dear hostess had a huge buffet of food and it took center stage. Everyone had a great time eating, visiting, and...we ran out of time to stamp! Hint: save the food for the end, or....a bowl of M&M's is enough!

1 comment:

Bibbi said...

What a awesome card!!
Love the colores and the feeling it gives me.......