This week the Dream Team is working with Deborah's sketch design as shown above. I wasn't too sure if her intention was to do a gate fold card with the circle panel opening from one side or the other, or a flat front card with a circle panel. So...I went the easier route with the second option. LOL. I chose the Trout and Friends fly-fishing themed stencil as my hubby is an avid fisherman...freshwater, saltwater, and our garage is a testament to this hobby! I paste-embossed on two panels, flipping the stencil to have the design in opposite directions. My paste concoction was a conglomeration of Metallic Gold, Matte Orange, burnt umber acrylic paint, and Cocoa Metallic
F/X. To speed up the process of drying, I placed my pasted pieces in a toaster oven (dedicated to crafting only...non food) on the lowest setting for about 10-15 minutes. You could also set it on the lowest setting in an electric skillet...or if you have more patience, let it air dry for about 30-45 minutes. I love the argyle paper that I chose for the panels, and to keep the masculine feel going, I used a card base of kraft cardstock and a pop of color with the denim blue accent mats. The circle panel features the Fishing Fly stenciled with Splendor "Magic" Ink Pad and a bit of the brown ink was rouged around the edges for a more finished look. The "DAD" was created with the alphabet stencils and the same mix of paste. Obviously, it was necessary to let each letter dry thoroughly before working on the next. This is where being a great multi-tasker comes in handy. While these are drying, I'm working on other parts of the card, writing blogs, washing laundry, vacuuming the house...okay, maybe not ALL of these things, but at least the other card parts! The additional sentiment was a rub-on from a package of fishing rub-ons that I had in my stash and suits my hubby...he IS a keeper! I'm sure my other teammates as well as the Stencil Queen, Lynell, will have fabulous examples of Father's Day cards incorporating the sketch, so check them all out as listed at right. Play along with us and post your versions of Sketch #7 with a link on the Dream It Up! blog.
LG726 Trout and Friends
LM2003 Fishing Fly
LSA, LSD A and D
DGP Metallic Gold Paste
DMOP Matte Orange Paste
TAP Acrylic Paints
FX18 Cocoa Metallic F/X
KS14 Splendor "Magic" ink pad
BasicGrey "Marjolaine" paper
Karen Foster "Rub Its"
double-sided foam adhesive
Thursday, June 16, 2011
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