Thursday, August 21, 2014

Card Inspiration!

Hello! I wanted to share two cards with you that have the same design concept but look very different. Both cards use the Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams paper line and the Leafy Bough chipboard. Both cards also use a doily, stitching, lace, and flair for the sentiment. Let's look at today's card inspiration.

Hello There
For this card, I used a portion of the Leafy Bough chipboard. I also left the branding strip on at the bottom of the patterned paper. It has a lace design on it which gave me the idea to add real lace to that portion of the card, and it also brought in a second color to the card.

To distress the chipboard, I misted it with water to peel up the leaves into more layers. I then painted the chipboard with gelatos.
Papers: Blue Fern Studios Charlotte's Dream and Joyce's Dream, Memory Box nc 
Stamp: Technique Tuesday Happy Day Flair 
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink dusty concord 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Leafy Bough (colored with Faber-Castell metallic grape gelato)
Embellishments: Prima Lil Missy flowers, Hobby Lobby doily, Technique Tuesday Flair Maker die, misc. lace, misc. cork, hand-dyed Hug Snug, sewing machine

This card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square card. I used the left-over piece of the Leafy Bough chipboard from above.
I also treated the chipboard in the same way that I did with the above card. I did color it with different colored gelatos however.
Papers: Blue Fern Studios Shannon's Dream, Memory Box nc 
Stamp: Technique Tuesday Fun Flair 
Stamp Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink soft cantaloupe 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Leafy Bough (colored with Faber-Castell guava, metallic melon, and buttercream gelatos) 
Embellishments: Prima Lil Missy and Divine Collection flowers, Hobby Lobby doily, Technique Tuesday Flair Maker die, misc. lace, misc. cork, sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by. Remember to join in on the sketch challenge, and I hope you will make some cards with your Blue Fern Studios products. Blessings,


Maureen Hayes said...

Oh Patter,

These are beautiful! I love how you colored the chipboard and then added the lace, so delicate and feminine!

Thanks for sharing!


Kristol said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. Pretty and feminine and lovely detail. I especially like the color choice on the chipboard.

Ashley Calder said...

Love your use of colour! the seam binding bow on the top card is just luscious.

Dorothy Kovak said...

Love your cards today. Question about the second one- Could you explain how you used the Gelatos on the chipboard to get that look. Just learning how to use Gelatos. Love how that looks. Also, love your use of color in general. Thanks for always sharing your creativity and your spiritual inspirations.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful cards, Patter! You are the queen of flowers and lace!

Patter Cross said...

Thank you everyone. :) And Dorothy, to achieve that look with gelatos, after painting the chipboard with gesso and letting it dry, I then just rub on different colors of gelatos all over the piece. I really just scribble, and I don't fill it in. White gesso is still showing. Just scribbles here and there. Then I take a paint brush that I dip in my water cup and "paint." The gelatos then blends with the other colors. If I need to add more color, I scribble a bit more and then follow behind with the wet paintbrush. It's better to go light and add more then add too much from the beginning. It's super easy and fast. I hope this makes sense. If not, let me know what other questions you have. Blessings,

Emily Adams said...

I love how you misted the chipboard and gave it more texture!

Lisa H said...

Your cards are lovely!!

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the photos and tips for trying these ideas ourselves. --Jennifer in OH

Dorothy Kovak said...

Thanks for explaining. I appreciate it. Will have to try that technique.

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