Need a little card inspiration this week? Leaf it to CASology to get your creative juices flowing:
I love the etched effect of these pine needles, so wanted to reinforce that texture through through embossing and inking.
I partially stamped the pine needles across a card panel in Versa-mark and heat-embossed the image in white EP. An oval mask was created and applied around the image, before the negative space was sponged in blue and purple pigment inks. Once the mask was removed, the image was die-cut using an oval die one size larger than that used for the mask. This created a little white frame around the image. A vellum oval another size larger was also die-cut and layered beneath the stamped oval. This helped to create depth, but also helped to frame and contain my inked image, preserving white space. Finally, the sentiment was stamped on a snippet of vellum, and once it had dried, was applied, along with some sprinkles to the card.
And that is it!
Take a look at how foliage has inspired the Design Team’s cards this week, and then, please join us in the Gallery!
Guest Designer: Anna
- Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! – Whisper White thick cardstock
- Stamps: Rubber Dance – Pine Fir Yew; Beautiful Words
- Inks: Colourbox – Azure; Midnight; Stampin’ Up! – Wild Wisteria
- Dies: MFT – Pierced Oval STAX
- Embellishments: Sprinkleberry – Sprinkles (Icicle)