The Global Design Project Challenge (#296) is to case a card created by Emma Goddard. My inspiration for this C.A.S.E. (copy and selectively edit), was the photo presented by The Card Concept Challenge (#157).
Vacations at the Lake, a lazy day in the boat and a Hudson’s Bay Blanket to throw over your legs if it is a bit chilly when you start out…Do you have a favorite fishing spot?
Here is what I created:
- Color Blocking: (1¼” x 1”) Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Night of Navy cardstock scraps and (1¼” x 5½”) Very Vanilla cardstock strip. Each of these pieces were “Sueded”. This technique involves breaking down the fibers of the paper with a Bone Folder until you can separate the piece in two. The inside texture looks like suede leather and is perfect to suggest the softness of the Hudson’s Bay Blanket.
- Scene Panel: (3⅛” x 5⅛”) Very Vanilla cardstock. I used a variety of stamp sets: By the Dock, Water Front and Snow Front (all retired) to create the scene. Keeping the scene monochromatic, I used only the Crumb Cake color: Ink Pad, Stampin’ Write Marker and Stampin’ Blends.
- Accent Mat: (3¼” x 5¼”) Crumb Cake cardstock.
- Sentiment Label: (1⅝” x ⅝”) Crumb Cake cardstock. The partial sentiment, You Make a Difference, from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was inked with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker. Keeping with the Boating motif, I wrapped the ends of the sentiment label with Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine.
All of the elements were adhered to a Very Vanilla card base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”). Color Blocking strips are a fantastic way to use up the scraps that accumulate as you create…
Enjoy your vacation…
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