Sunday, December 16, 2012

Serene Honey Locust Leaf

I don't know if this image is really a honey locust or actually reminds me of a fern...but I love it.  It is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Autumn Leaves set.

I needed to make a masculine birthday card for a co-worker, and this image worked marvelously.  I started with confetti tan card stock, and embossed the image in white embossing powder using Versamark ink.  This was die cut in an oval, with a white scalloped oval mat, and set aside.

Next I did the background.  I used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder on the tan card stock.  It gives a nice subtle raised watermark or tone-on-tone look.  This was layered on to a white mat, and then on to a folded A2 tan card base.

I adhered the oval image just a bit higher than center.  The Happy Birthday image is raised and adds nice dimension.  It is from the Beatrix Potter Two Bad Mice "Appley Dapply" 3D Toppers.  The color coordinated beautifully.

As a finishing touched I wrapped some thin twine (from the hardware store, LOL) around the spine.  I tied on two coordinating beads.  Since I'm handing it to the recipient at work, I didn't have to worry about the added bulk of the beads for mailing.

Twenty minutes from start to finish -- you can't beat that!


Stacy H-W said...

Lovely Marge! Very serene.

Cheryl said...

Love this masculine card and the beads are the perfect touch!

Frances said...

So pretty! Thanks too for your great explanation.

{Chrissie} said...

Beautiful. Kraft on white is one of my favorite combos and this is just fantastic.

KYCrafter said...

This IS a great card for a guy. Great job!