I haven’t had a lot of energy today, but I wanted to get a card made. Which meant something fairly quick and simple seemed the order of the day! This is what I came up with.
I started by trimming a piece of kraft card stock to be just smaller than my card base. I then ran it through my Big Shot with a wood grain embossing folder and set it to one side.
Next I die cut a circle from the same white card stock as I’d used for the card base. I stamped the caravan from Avery Elle’s Home Sweet Home onto the circle. I decided to sponge on pigment inks to create a simple background. I used two shades of green and two shades of blue in order to give some depth to the colouring. Originally I was planning to colour the caravan itself with pencils, but I decided to sponge that too. I used silver pigment ink for the caravan, dark blue for the curtains and awning, and yellow for the light within the caravan. The colouring isn’t very precise as the sponges were a bit clumsy to use on the smaller areas, but it worked well enough.
I then took some black and white twine and wrapped it around my kraft panel, adhering it at the back. I did it to be slightly angled rather than going straight across to add a bit of interest. I then added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to my card base. I also used foam tape on the back of the circle.
The final touch was the sentiment, which comes from the same stamp set. I stamped it with black ink onto a snippet of the same white card, cut it down to make a little banner, and adhered it to overlap the base of the circle.
I like this card. It’s simple, and whilst it is sweet I feel it has a masculine touch to it. It was nice and easy to put together, and I enjoyed the process of sponging on the colour. The circle panel of course could be made more interesting by creating more of a scene with it, but I feel the simplicity of the image suits the card.
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