Friday, February 12, 2016

The Wilderness Awaits

Get well wishes for a friend who just underwent a double-bypass and valve replacement heart surgery. Yikes. He's an old cowboy, and ranch manager of a HUGE ranch in the Texas panhandle. He's lived and worked all over the west, and loves Montana just as much as my daddy did. Elk are plentiful up there, so I thought that would be a good choice for his card. I kept it simple, since he's definitely not a frou-frou type of guy.

The "How To" for this card
Image panel: Very Vanilla 3" x 3-1/4"
Mat behind image: Early Espresso 3-1/4" x 3-1/2"
Dry embossed panel: Soft Suede 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
Mat behind embossed panel: Early Espresso 4" x 5-1/4"
Card base: Naturals Ivory (ret.) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4"
Scrap Very Vanilla for greeting

Emboss the Soft Suede cardstock with your choice of embossing folders. I used the retired Square Lattice folder. Fasten it to the larger Early Espresso mat with adhesive, and then adhere both to the card base.

Stamp elk on Very Vanilla using Memento ink. Color with alcohol markers. (If using water-based ink, stamp with Basic Black Archival instead.) Fasten image to smaller Early Espresso mat with adhesive, and then adhere both to the card.

Stamp greeting on 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla and use Washi Label Punch to finish ends (slide in from back of punch and do one end at a time). Adhere to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

STAMPS: The Wilderness Awaits, A Dozen Thoughts
CARDSTOCK: Naturals Ivory (ret.), Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, various Copic markers
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (ret.), Washi Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. As always the colors are perfect, blending and background are on point. The texture and richness draw you in. TFS


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