Thursday 5 October 2017

Autumn Birthday | ft. Inkadinkado and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Yesterday was my Grandfather's birthday. As long as I can remember he's been a gruff, no nonsense kind of man. But he's also always been the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He's the strong, silent type - not really brooding and definitely not missing anything that happens around him. Never mistake his silence for indifference.

So it's always a treat when I give him a card. I get the "Thanks, kid" but I see the sparkle in his eyes that tells me he really likes it.

To begin, I prepped a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with my powder tool, then stamped the maple leaf image from Inkadinkado with VersaMark ink randomly around the panel and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I then used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to add colour to the outline of the embossing and clean water to pull the colour out. The yellowish leaf on the very bottom right was a bit too bright for me, so I went over it with a bit of green, just in the middle and pulled that out to give it a mottled look. I used the light grey to go around the outside of the leaves, pulling that out with clean water, to give them some shadow.

I then prepped a piece of vellum and heat embossed the Happy Birthday greeting from CTMH "Cursive Birthday" with Copper Detail embossing powder by Recollections. I added a few tiny drops of liquid glue behind the script so it wouldn't show through the vellum, and used adhesive on the back to ensure the banner would stay stuck.

I mounted that panel to a piece of green cardstock then adhered the whole piece to a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss out on any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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  1. Beautifully done! Love the story about your Grandfather - mine was like that too! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  2. Lovely take on Anita's card, Trina - great idea to wrap and stick vellum.. I always have trouble using it on my card.

  3. Stunning take on Anita's card and a beautiful story about your Grandfather ! Love your light grey shadows, they beautifully highlight your gorgeous falling leaves ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring !

  4. So glad my card inspired you. I love the way you've used your zigs, and the grey adds so much dimension.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  5. That's such a gorgeous fall card !!


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