Monday, March 16, 2015
I recently found out that a friend of ours is quite ill, and so decided to make her a get well card. I got this stamp & die set by Avery Elle for my birthday last month. When I was leafing through my stamp sets, looking for one for this card, this particular greeting in the set "spoke" to me. Our friend has a good sense of humor, and I felt this would give her spirits a lift.
I began by stamping the lemon twice on a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I stamped the greeting inside one of the lemons, also in Versafine. Then I used Recollections Clear Detail embossing powder to heat emboss both images. I colored the lemons & leaves with watercolors, and when they had dried, cut them out with the coordinating die.
For the background, I decided to keep with a "lemon tree" theme. Using Hero Arts' "Designer Woodgrain" background stamp, I stamped the image with Versamark onto a piece of kraft cardstock cut to 3.75x5". Then I clear heat embossed that, & inked around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink to help define them more. After die cutting a piece of yellow cardstock with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangles" dies, I machine-stitched the kraft panel to that. Finally, I glued on the lemons and mounted the completed card front to an A2-size card base.
I'm entering this card in Virginia's View Challenge #13: "All Things Embossed."