Hi!! I’m Leslie from http://scrapnlifeaway.blogspot.com/ ! I am brand new to blogging, but I have been a die-hard scrapbooker for about 6 years now! This is my very first post here at She’s A Sassy Lady! Thank you to Sheila for giving me the opportunity to be part of your Design Team family!! I hope that I can encourage others to be creative! I am not gonna lie, I’m rather nervous, but onward and upward!! Let’s make a card!!
I started out with a basic 8 ½ x 11 piece of ivory card stock and cut it in half to create my 5 ½ x 4 ¼ card base. I then cut one 5 ½ x 4 ¼ patterned paper from my DCWV Stack 7 pad. Chalk the edges of the patterned paper with my Prima Branch Bark chalk. Then adhere it to the front of the ivory base. Cut two 5 x 3 ¾ mats using dark tan paper from my DCWV Mariposa Stack. I trimmed the bottom of each mat using one of my EK punches.
Using my VersaMark watermark stamp pad, I randomly stamped three different flowers (from Scrappy Cat) on the mat that will go on the front of the card. I stamped my “thank you” sentiment from the CTMH Casual Expressions stamp set in the lower corner of the mat. I then covered my stamped images with Rangers Copper embossing powder and then hit them with my heat gun. I also stamped and embossed a flower on the mat that will go inside my card.
I wanted to add color to my flowers, but I don’t own any Copic Markers, and I didn’t like the look when I tried my water color pencils. BUT, I do own some Perfect Pearls by Ranger!! I used Blush, Forever Violet, Blue Smoke and Forever Green. Using a paint brush with a very thin tip, I painted each flower. I allowed about ½ an hour for my painted mats to dry.
After my flowers were dry, I chalked the edges of the mats with my branch bark chalk. On the mat that goes inside the card, I stuck a ½ in. strip of the patterned paper on to the top of the mat. I thought it would add some nice contrast and tie it into the front of the card. After looking at the mats, I decided they still needed a little “something”, so I glued some small gems onto the centers of the purple flowers.
And here it is!! A hand made, hand painted card!! You can make this card so versatile by simply switching out the sentiment!! I hope that you enjoyed my very first tutorial! Please feel free to stop by my blog! I am starting on a wonderfully creative journey and I would love for you to follow along! Who knows where we will end up! A huge thank you to Sheila for having me visit today! I’ve had a creative blast!