Sunday, October 14, 2012

hoarded: noun

A hidden fund or supply stored for future use
It's no exaggeration, that I love Page Maps sketches. I always find inspiration in them. This one is for the Moxxie Card Contest.
I love vellum, and this card has 2 pieces of it.
Fall Leaves - NRN ( it's old but still have several sheets in my hoarded stash! )
I did use Helmars V2 spray to hold it down while I stitched over the edges.
Adhesive Backed Vellum -  Colorbok ( which is the way to go with vellum, then you don't have to worry about which adhesive to use under it, I wish all vellum came this way!! I cut this piece in a circle to soften the background of leaves.) I then stamped my Hero Art's Fall background stamp onto it.
I wanted to add some texture to it, so I added twine.
The circle of twine was created by winding the twine 3 times around a peanut butter jar lid, adding drops of glue on top of the twin to keep it held together, let dry before removing it. I used my Aleene's Tacky Glue and held it with my hand, it only took a moment to set up. In the mean time, I laid a line of glue around the outside of the circle and let it also set up before laying the twine on top. Worked like a charm!

Then I  altered an embellishment so that it would fit my card.

Next I had to trim the top of the cornstalk from Outdoors and More because it was too long for the card, and outlined the cut off edges with my Pitt Pen to make it blend in with the image. I also cut off  2 leaves on the right side of the stalk so that they could be laid up and over the twine while the cornstalk itself laid flat on the paper.

Then I needed some dimension.

The scare crow came from Best Creations and I used Helmar Liquid Scrapdots to elevate him up to the same level as the twine.
The last touch was adding the sentiment.
I used  a stamp from CardzTV, Make a Wish set, sanded the banner and used the back of my scissors to curl the banner, under and outer curl. In other words, a nice wave to the banner. Stamped with Stazon.
Orange paper from My Minds Eye.
Also entering this card into
Divas by Design - Challenge 56, Anything Goes
Art with no Boundries - October and Halloween


scrappymo! said...

Great card, great colours, great job!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've missed visiting. First my computer was down, then a storm knocked my electricity out. I'm just glad to see you are still doing well and creating beautiful things, including this card.

Redanne said...

The card is beautiful Sandee, I love the way you did the circle of twine, I must try that one out soon! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Julia S-W said...

This card is so pretty Sandee! I love what you did with the twine. I bought a huge cop of it recently and I love the stuff!I don't 'get' vellum and although I have some I rarely use it but this one is really pretty and I love that you've sewn it in position. Great touch of sparkle here too!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

What an adorable birthday card! Very nice and so appropriate for the season!


Katie said...

I love this card! It is so perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing how you made the twine circle, I'll have to try that!

Barb King said...

That's cute, Sandee!

Teresa Jaye said...

oh, I love this card Sandee! Your interpretation of the sketch is amazing. The colors, layers, and textures are absolutely lovely. Happy fall to you my friend!

Paula said...

I love your autumnal card georgeous colours the twine circle looks great
Paula DT

Beverly G said...

Such great details on your card. Great use of the vellum. Thanks for entering Art With No Boundaries.

Angela said...

Super cute! Great take on the sketch and such a fun fall card. Good luck with the contest!

Unknown said...

What a fab card, thanks playing along with TioT

Dana Tatar said...

Awesome card! I love the circle of twine and the corn stalks!