Wednesday 27 March 2019

Colour INKspiration #CI52 - Painted Seasons Masculine Card

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am hopping with the amazing Colour INKspiration crew!

Don't you love these colours together. I love anything that is Mint Chocolate so I have enjoyed these gorgeous colours together and thought of nothing but Mint Slice Biscuits. You can only purchase these in Australia and they are my favourite sweet treat to eat!

I decided to make a masculine card with these colours as I needed to make my father a Birthday card this month.

I started out with a Early Espresso card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half.

I then cut a piece of White Vellum card stock to 10cm x 14.4cm and used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions™️. Embossing Folder and my Big Shot™️. I love the Vellum with the Subtle Folder.

Next I stamped the branch images from the Winter Woods stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut with a rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits™️ Dies stamped off Early Espresso for a softer look. I also stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso to a small piece of Whisper White card stock that was 5cm x 2cm. I then punched this out with the Classic Label Punch to create the angled edges. I then cut a piece of Early Espresso just a wicker larger to frame it. I did this with my Stampin' Trimmer.

I stamped  the Pine cone image in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock. And then stamped the leaf image in Granny Apple Green. I cut these out using the Four Seasons Framelits™️ Dies and my Big Shot™️.

I then glued the Winter Woods piece card stock to a piece of Early Espresso card stock and then a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock. The layers underneath  the Winter Woods image were glued together.

I cut a piece of Early Espresso 14.4 x 10cm. as a mat.  I placed a small amount of glue to the back of the vellum embossed piece and glued it to the Early Espresso mat.

The Whisper White Bakers Twine was then attached to the back using Glue Dots™️.
I glued the Winter Woods section to the central top position on top of the Vellum. Then attached the sentiment layer with dimensionals.

The Pine cone and leaf image were last to be attached. I glued the leaf in place and then attached the Pine cone using dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed reading about how this card came together. It was lovely to work with these colours for this challenge. And, I am still thinking of Mint Slice Biscuits, though!

Please click on the next button to see what lovely creation Elizabeth Gross has created and then on to the other crew members blogs! They are all very talented ladies.

I hope that I have inspired you today, even if it is to get some Mint Slice Biscuits next time you do the groceries!

Have a great week!


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  1. I have to admit, I've just been to look in the cupboard to see if there were any mint slices! I'm pretty sure your dad will love his card, it's impressed me.

    1. I know I am not the only one now 😂 Thank you Rachel

  2. Wow! The vellum embossed with the subtle folder is amazing. Great guy card with all those natural images.

    1. Thank you Julia. Yes vellum and the subtle embossing folder looks amazing. Almost like ice. Thank you Julia 😊

  3. From the picture, I'd wondered what you'd done with the base - who knew embossed vellum would work like that?! It's a great technique and one I'm going to try.

  4. Thank you Jan. Send a picture of your card with the subtle vellum if you make it x

  5. That embossed vellum is so effective Leonie. Such a great card for your dad. Hope he got mint slice bikkies as pay of his present!

  6. I love the pine cone in Early Espresso and what a fantastic card you've made. That slice looks so good!