Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TSTR #76: 'Sweet Days of Summer'

Sweet days of summer -- the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day's work
And you're waitin' there
Not a care in the world -

Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze

Are you old enough to remember that song? TSTR’s #76: 'Sweet Days of Summer' challenge this week had that song constantly running through my head! This week, we are supposed to create a card or project with handmade flowers and the colors of pink, peach, green and neutrals. The inspiration photo….

So I had a pretty song along with a pretty photo to inspire my creation this week! I had never made handmade flowers before I made this card, so my first task was just learning how to make them.  Can you believe what a newbie I am? hehe

Well, I certainly learned new stuff this week and had so much fun making my card.

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I started with a soft green textured cardstock with a white core. I embossed one edge using a Cuttlebug embossing border and then lightly sanded the embossing so that the white core shows through highlighting the design. I embossed a pretty green patterned cardstock from The Mariposa matstack to form the next layer.

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The Spellbinder’s medallion has a stamped border using Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s Natures Path set and is backed with a contrasting cardstock that I hand cut because I felt that the next larger one in the set was just too big.  The butterfly is colored with Copic markers.

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The strip uses the same RST set but with muted colors.

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I made two types of flowers for this card; two from paper and 4 with rolled rick rack. The green “leaves” are a lacy ribbon that I sprayed with green alcohol ink.

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Well that is my card for this week. I hope you enjoyed it!

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