Amazing – This card was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge (http://www.cardchallenges.com/search/label/sketchchallenge) and because I really wanted to use the Geometric Greenery Stamp and Die Set!!
Ever since I saw this set, there was just something about it and the sentiments are so great! Anyways, I digress… I started this card using a 5.5″x5.5″ base of Neenah white cardstock. I put it in my Misti and started by arranging the individual geometric greenery fronds (I made that up) along the left edge. I then stamped them with vintage photo Distress Oxide Ink twice to give it a deep brown color. After cleaning my stamps, I removed them and rearranged them in a different pattern in the unstamped space and stamped them again twice. I continued this until the entire area was filled. I also stamped a few of the ‘fronds’ on their own with the vintage photo Distress Oxide ink and heat embossed it using clear powder. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.
The sketch calls for a circle shape with the bottom cut off. MFT calls this an Arch but I don’t have a die to cut this shape so I improvised. I decided that I wanted my circle to have a 4″ diameter so I halved that and used my compass to draw a circle on craft cardstock. I increased the width by an eighth of an inch and drew a white circle. I cut both circles out an trimmed a little over an inch off the bottom of both to make the bottoms of the circles flat. The white circle I colored with my Copics (B00, B02, B04), blending the colors. I then adhered the craft cardstock circle to the now blue one with adhesive.
I also colored a strip of white cardstock with R22, R24, and R27. I trimmed the strip down to measure 0.5″x5.5″ and adhered it to the left side of the card. I adhered the kraft colored circle onto the blue one that I had colored and glued it on the front of the card.
For the sentiment strip, I colored another piece of white cardstock with Y11, cut a banner end on one side and then outlined it using the Y17. I stamped the sentiment with the same vintage photo ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.
I wanted to accentuate one of the ‘fronds’ so I decided to leave three white (they are also similarly shaped) and color in one that looked a little different. The one I chose to color, I blended copics blue (B00, B02, B04), yellow (Y11, Y13, Y17), green (YG13, YG17), and red (R24, R27). These are also the same colors that I used to color the strips and circle so that everything would match.
Now to put all the pieces together. I adhered the red strip to the left side of the card, the half circles in the upper 2/3rds, the fronds on the craft cardstock (I popped the colorful one up with some foam tape), and the sentiment along the bottom. To finish the card off, I added some of Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Rainbow Sparkle Mix (I love these) around the card.
I really enjoyed this card and I’m looking forward to using this stamp set more in the future. I foresee many autumn themed cards! Thanks for stopping by 🙂