All the cardstock in this card is from Paper Temptress. The base of this card is Serpentine Mica Metallic. If you look closely there is a slight green color to it. It is also shimmery.
The two frilly layers at the top and the bottom are Monterey Sand Classic Linen. This cardstock has a slight texture to it. The coral distress layer was also the Monterey Sand Classic Linen.
The brown piece in the middle and the layer around the main image is Hot Fudge Pop Tones. I had a punch set that did the corners of the brown layer and a straight punch that matched to do the accent on the top and bottom.
The main image was stamped on Cryogen White. I did cut a piece larger than my image and used a stamp positioner for this image. I stamped with Distress Abandoned Coral. I then stamped it again with the same color and got out my water brush. The idea is to drag the color to the ends of the petals. I added Distress Peeled paint to the leaves also with the water brush. A little Distress Mustard seed was added to the middle. The final step was to stamp the image with Distress Brushed Corduroy.
I was looking for a different look for Father's Day. My sister-in-law recently taught me how to make the wood planks.
I used the Brown bag cardstock for the base of the card and for the planks. I cut a piece of the Brown Bag cardstock to 3 3/4 x 4 inches. I used a sort of dry dark brown stamp pad to make the wood marks on the cardstock. You can then stamp whatever you want on the piece. There are (5) 3/4 inch pieces cut. Paper should be layed with the 3 3/4 inch side laid left to right. I edged the planks with a dark brown ink pad. To make it easier to assemble I cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3. I raised by planks a little with foam mounting tape. I used the 3 3/4 x 3 piece to apply my planks to. The first plank can be put right on the edge and all the rest will follow.
The second layer is Eggplant Brown Bag. I sort of messed up here. The cardstock is no longer available. There is a color called Cranberry Brown Bag that would do the trick. I roughed the edge a little and applied dark purple ink around the edge. It needed a little bit of something so I added the twine.
I know the butterfly in the second picture is a little blurry, but the point of this picture was to show the texture in the Classic Linen line. On the butterflies I tried using some chalk and I used distress ink on the oval sentiment.
Happy Sunday everyone. I just can't get enough of the mica metallic cardstock.
I used the cryogen white for the base of this card to keep with the glitzy look. The blue green layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic. I also made the frame from Lagoon Mica Metallic. I then layered Opal Mica Metallic on top of that. The lines were put on the Opal cardstock with a scoring tool. It needed a little bit of something so I added some distress ink.
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.