This card was made as a swap card for a Stampin' Up! convention. I wanted to highlight the "Faux Cloisonne" method that uses colorful pages from magazines.
The card base is a standard A2 (8.5"x 5.5", folded in half). I used Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate cardstock for the card base, and for the front panel (4.25"x5.5").
To create the texture, I inked up the labeled side of the SU embossing folder "Beautiful Baroque" with SU Basic Gray ink, and placed the card front panel into it (laying on un-inked side of folder before carefully closing it), then ran through my Big Shot. This accentuated the embossing folder imprint.
The top panel was also SU Smoky Slate cut to 3.5"x 5". I then used the paper tearing method to remove the lower left of the panel. Then I used a craft sponge and sponged all around the panel, including the torn edge.
The flowers were created using the "Faux Cloisonne" method. This method involves simply selecting a colorful page in a magazine, and stamping your image using Versamark ink on the page where there is the color you want your flowers to be. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the stamped image, and heat set it with my heat tool. The final step is to punch (or die cut) the flower out. I used stamp's matching SU punch called "Pansy Punch". The leave sprigs were punched out using the retired SU "Bird Builder Punch".
To create a sense of depth, I glued first the leaf branches, then the cluster of two flowers atop them, with one flower overlapping the other.
The sentiment is from the SU "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set. It was stamped with SU Basic Gray ink.
The final step was to glue the torn panel to the card front with Tombow glue, and the entire card front to the SU Smoky Slate card base.
I think this card is very appropriate as a sympathy card for someone who would appreciate knowing that you are thinking of them.
I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "3" out of "5" just because of all the steps required. No one step is at all difficult.
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 GMT Views: 796