This is one of those cards that I got the idea for and then spent a while mulling over until I had the opportunity to work on it. I quite like when the creation process goes like that, especially when it works out how I’d intended, which this one more or less did. There was a little struggle in the early stages as I tried to ascertain the best way to translate the idea into reality. But in the end it came together pretty nicely!
First I used the Spring Greenery Sizzlet Decorative Strip to cut some masks. I just used scrap paper which I then coated with Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue and left to dry so that it would become a removable adhesive. I then played around with the resulting masks to work out how I wanted the card to look.
Once I was happy with the layout I sponged green pigment ink over the masks, keeping the colour darkest at the corners and fading it out towards the centre.
After removing the masks I put the card into my MISTI and positioned one of the stamps from Altenew’s Super Script. I then stamped it with the same green pigment ink that I had used for my ink blending.
As a final touch I took some sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Mix and adhered them to my card with a touch of Glossy Accents.
I like this card, but I could be happier with it. I think the leaf pattern is perhaps a bit too subtle, and I should have either used a darker ink or else blended over it for longer to help the leaves stand out better. I also feel like I didn’t do the best job of lining up the sentiment, though I admit I had some difficulty with it. I’m not sure about the sequins either – I don’t use sequins on my cards very often and I’m not convinced that I positioned them as well as I could have.
CASology – Foliage
Less Is More – One Layer and Leaves
The Paper Players – Green and White