Measurements: image panel - 2 x 3 ¾ plus 1/8 border, cross panel ½ wide plus 1/8 border, the sentiment panel is 1 1/2 from the bottom of the card base
-Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image using the Gamsol technique found in the resources section here at SCS. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol.
-The out of the box feature is very easy by cutting to the image with the regular paper cutter on the front, marking the image on the back while holding to a light source then use the paper cutter again to cut to that mark. Scissor cut the image out. My paper cutter is a guillotine style.
-The top poppy was cut off the image and the stem removed and glued to the green cardstock at the bottom and I cut a piece of the green to put under the top of the image so it lies even on the card.
-Finger walking was done on the image and sentiment panel. Finger walking: ink up the background image and leave it rubber side up on your work space and lay the image panel on the rubber and walk your fingers across the panel so you only get a stamped image on a portion of the cardstock.
-The buckle was given to me along with some tin scraps so I used the Cuttlebug to cut faux brads I had to run it back and forth a few times to get a complete cut through the metal. They are attached with Diamond Glaze. I dont know the maker of the buckle.
-All panels are ink distressed.
Tools: Cuttlebug and Tiny Tags die, sponge, corsage pin for attaching the faux brads, paper stumps
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 GMT Views: 2738
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Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 8:22 PM
you sure do give a gal a lot to gaze at in awe when you make a card...always so many wonderful details, textures, elements.....awesome, my friend.....hope to get mine done in the morn.....tfs and another great sketch
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Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 8:32 PM
This is so pretty. I love how you have been posting envelopes as well. Makes the card a treat all the way back from the mailbox! ( My mailbox is down a hill so it is always nice to be carrying something other than bills!)
Love the way your one little poppy is just reaching for the sun right out of its panel. Your colors are so pretty and eye-catching.