Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Swap Card

Hello... I created this card for a shoebox swap that I participated in recently. For a shoebox swap, you design a card and prepare all the cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, etc. You usually do any of the more time consuming elements - for mine I had to make 25 brayered bases. Needless to say, I went through a lot of ink and paper towels. It is super important to clean your brayer between colours to avoid cross-contaminating your colours.
I started by punching out a piece of post-it note to use as a mask to make my sun/moon. I then tore a piece of scrap paper, inked up my Brayer with Summer Starfruit and added my first colour, I continued with Pumpkin Pie, then Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze at the very top. This was a very messy project, but I was very happy with the final results. After my oranges and yellows were added, I brayered the bottom portion of the card layer with Soft Suede,  Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso ink. I then stamped the large tree image from 'Serene Silhouettes' then removed my post-it note mask - I sponged a bit of Pumpkin Pie ink over so it wasn't so bright. 

Here's a look at some of the completed layers.
The final card.
The card on the right is another version I made, I just cut the brayered layer into 3 pieces and added to the base with a small gap. I didn't use a paper to make the sky - just a brayer!
For some un-craft related photos... I take my project photos in my garden - my dog, Tucker decided to pose and get his photo taken too. It was as though he was saying "Don't take those silly cards, take my photo!" He just stood there with his paws on the gardens edge for almost 10 minutes... I guess he like the sunshine! 

 Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Brayer [102395 - $15.50]
Serene Silhouettes [wood: 132073 - $30.95; clear: 127324 - $21.95]
Simply Sketched [wood: 129669 - $17.00; clear: 129672 - $12.00]
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip & Early Espresso
My swap was a hit, I got a lot of postive feedback. Have a great day & happy stamping :)

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