Saturday, July 11, 2015
I've been participating in May Flaum's Camp Scrap 2015 since it began on July 1st. One of the lessons in the "card" section was on the "one-spot" composition. Basically, you have an element and everything comes out from, or is grounded by, that element. I combined that with the technique lesson on gloss gel medium resist & the challenge prompt for Week 2 of camp: Monochromatic.
I began by cutting a piece of light yellow cardstock to 4.25x5.5". I used the "Basket Weave" stencil by Prima, and applied a layer of Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel medium through it, concentrating on the lower left corner, and letting it "fade out" towards the middle of the cardstock panel. After that dried, I spritzed the panel with two Dylusions mists: Fresh Lime & Cut Grass. (I had chosen green as my main color for the monochromatic part of the challenge.)
While the misted cardstock dried, I prepared my other elements. I die cut a doily from white cardstock, using a Lifestyle Crafts die. I also die cut part of my greeting using Simon Says Stamp's "Thanks" die, from dark green cardstock. After cutting a strip of lime green cardstock, I placed my die cut "thanks" on it, roughly where I wanted it. I used that as a guide to stamp the first part of my greeting, the "heartfelt" from Simon Says Stamp's "Thanks" mini stamp set.
After my main panel had dried, I glued the doily in place, cutting off the bits that hung over the edges. I cut my greeting banner to length, and adhered it over the doily. I glued the "thanks" in place, after having run it through my Xyron Sticker Maker. Finally, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to glue down a few green buttons around the greeting. Once that glue had set up, I stitched through the buttonholes with some white crochet thread. Finally, I adhered the whole panel to a white A2 card base. I will be sending this card to Operation Write Home.