Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thinking of .... cooler weather!

Good morning! I thought I would show you another card I made recently using Repeat Impressions stamps. Wendy asked each of us to make a 'green' card, allowing us to interpret 'green' however we wanted. So I chose this Chickadee at Rest stamp (211-P), a Kraft card base and Rustic Wood buttons, thinking that it's green because of the pine needles, but also because of all the natural elements.

I started out by determining the right size oval Nestabilities die for my frame, then I colored directly on my stamp using Stampin UP! markers in Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. After I stamped the image on the card, I taped my die to the card front, put a layer of scrap card stock on top of it, folded the back of the card on top, crossed my fingers and ran it through my Wizard with just the rubber embossing mat. It always makes me a little nervous doing this on a one layer card, for fear my die will move or I'll get unwanted indentations on the card (which is why I add the layer of scrap card stock), but it worked! Once I had that done, I used my white opaque pen to add a little frostiness to the pine needles and branch, and I used my Atyou Spica pens to add some shimmer to the pine needles and the chickadee's eye.

Next, I added some Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button twine to my Rustic Wood buttons, frayed the ends of the twine and adhered them in the corners with glue dots. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner, using a stamp positioner.

To keep the 'green' theme going, I also inked up this pine cone border (1506-M) stamp with the Handsome Hunter and Chocolate Chip markers and stamped it at the top on the inside of the card.

This was a quick, easy card to make, and it's helping me think of cooler weather - we're having some HOT temperatures here in Atlanta this week!

Finally, if you haven't already done so, please register for my blog candy giveaway by leaving a comment below on Tuesday's post. I'll be announcing the winner Monday morning. If you're going to be in the Orlando area this weekend, stop by the Repeat Impressions booth at Stampfest Orlando, say hi to Wendy and check out all their great stamps!

Have a great day and thanks for looking!


The Rubber Maid said...

Cooler weather...I'm with you on that one. It's in the 90's and so humid here in Michigan.
Congratulations on your design team acceptance, very nice. Great cards. Pat

Karen said...

Stunning cards Robin.

Love Karen x

Silke said...

I'm with ya - Robin - I think it's a bit too hot here - LOL!!! Gorgeous card - I love working with Kraft CS too!!!

Stay cool and have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

I just love this card. One layer is such a challenge. This is just perfectly done. The white highlights add so much too! Love it!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful bird image. This makes a great winter card, love the way you used markers to color the image and the white pen to illustrate frost!! Awesome design!!