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in memory

America the Beautiful

rock rose

I’ve never heard of a rock rose – I suppose they grow in rocky areas.  This card is made with a rock rose digital image and is for this weeks SCS sketch challenge.

I colored the flower with copic markers in the RV and YG series.  The patterned paper is from the Memory Box Jubilee collection which is filled with pretty spring and summery papers in greens, pinks and blues.   The ribbon is from May Arts, the sentiment from Papertrey.  The bakers twine is one of my diy twines – I colored crochet thread with a light RV copic to match the color on the main panel.

The rock rose digi I picked up for free somewhere – I can’t recall where, but if you want the image just post a comment or e-mail me and I will send it to you.

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southwest style

When we lived in California we took many vacations in the southwestern US.  Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah all have incredible natural landscapes and historical treasures.    I loved our visits there – they were filled with the most wonderful food, and scenery as well as great shopping for silver jewelry and native american crafts.    This card celebrates those wonderful vacations.

The main image is from Digi Design House, the digi side of TAC.  If you are in the market for a great western set, this image is from their Western set and it has several great images.  It was printed out on copic paper  – thought I was going to  color it with copics but at the last minute decided to use my Prisma pencils.  Surprisingly, copic paper works fabulous with pencils!   No solvent like OMS or baby oil was used – just the pencils.  It gave me an opportunity to try my skills at shadows and highlights.  I like how the shadows in the folds of the blanket and on the ground came out.  The sky was sponged with memento summer sky ink.

The base card  was stamped with Impression Obsession’s Screen cover-a-card stamp.  The woodgrain panel is stamped with a Papertrey image. 

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punches and dies and stamps, oh my!

A little bit of everything went in to the making of this card and/or gift card holder.  One Sizzix die cut and one embossing folder, one spellbinders label die, two martha stewart punches, stamps,  digital paper, ribbon and pearls!  And I still consider this clean and simple – go figure!

The base is a tri-fold card using the Sizzix “Ornate Tri Fold Card” die.  This die is so versatile because it can be used as a card, a gift card holder, or for an invitation.  It was cut using DCWV green textured paper of which the top “ornate” piece was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I took a piece of blue cardstock and used the same die cut – but just the top portion – to have a mat – here is a close up of the embossed section and blue mat.

The patterned paper is a digital freebie I received from Design House digital.  I  usually have bad luck with digital papers because the colors never look right, but this one printed out perfect!  The snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches – embellished with a pearl.  The turquoise grosgrain ribbon is SU and the ribbon just slides off to open the card.

The sentiment is from Flourishes, stamped in Memento Bahama Blue and cut using a Spellbinders label die.

Here is a look at how the card opens up.  See that extra blue piece at the end of the patterned paper?  That was a leftover piece from when I cut out the blue mat and decided to use it to finish off this section.

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