Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fall to Layout #49 Take Two

Happy New Year's Eve! Whether you're doing something fancy out and about or enjoying a chill night at home, I hope you have a great time!

Here's this week's sketch.

Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image Panel: 2-1/2 x 3
Image Panel Mat: 2-5/8 x 3-1/8
Strip: 1-1/4 x 4-1/4

Here's my card. Despite it being one of the coldest days of this year (oh you know -35 C with -47 windchills, no big deal), I was feeling inspired by the leaf images on the sketch and decided to pull out some Tropics and Palm Prints! I usually do my ink blending directly on the stamp, but I had recently seen someone use the MISTI and do each colour as a separate impression. I started with the lightest colour- Summer Sunrise. To ensure that you get softer transitions, instead of inking up the second and third colours directly on the stamp, use an ink blending tool. It works SO good!

Stamps: Tropics, Palm Prints
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet
Paper: Stamper's Select, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Tropics
Accessories, etc: Raspberry Fizz baker's twine

Here is Chera's card:

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!! Hope you’re having a great holiday season!! Here's my take on this week's sketch card for you! Keeping it nice and simple with Wplus9 fanciful feathers!! I die cut the feathers and chose the solid image of them to stamp. And for some added texture I also decided to die cut one from vellum! For the background of the card base I pulled out a We R memory Keepers 3D embossing folder just to give some more added texture to the card still keeping it simple! 

Hope you all have a great New Years and I look forward to creating in the new year!!!

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  1. Wonderful inspiration to take us into the new year. I love the simple layout & the extra touches that make it appear not-so-simple.

  2. nice cards and thanks for the inspration, have a nice sunday.