First off, do you like the festive snow I’ve got falling on my blog? Cute, huh?
I really love the Nature’s Nest stamp set but sometimes have a hard time using it. When Pals Paper Arts posted their challenge was a colour one, I knew these colours suited this particular image just perfectly!
The base of this card is Crushed Curry and it’s layered with Soft Suede and then Old Olive. I cut out a bunch of leaves from the Sizzlet Little Leaves and adhered them to the the olive layer for a textured leafy effect. I then ran my ink pad lightly over it to highlight them a little more.
I added a diagonal strip of Soft Suede cardstock and over it I adhered a strip of Crushed Curry Polka Dotted ribbon. I tacked it down with three Antique Brass brads.
Now for the turtle. I stamped him in Jet Black StazOn on watercolour paper and used my Old Olive, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry markers and my aquapainter to colour him in. I added a Sahara Sand shadow underneath him and then layered this piece on Soft Suede.
Lastly, I needed a sentiment….I used the circular image from WOW Flowers and used my Soft Suede marker as to omit the centre flower. I stamped it on Crushed Curry cardstock and punched it out with my 1 1/4″ circle punch. I then cut it in half (well a little bigger) and adhered it to the card. To the centre I used a Jumbo Antique Brass Eyelet (put in with my Crop-A-Dile) and tied a little bit of Crushed Curry ribbon to top it off.
Great challenge, Thanks!
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Cardstock: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, watercolour paper.
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Old Olive, Sahara Sand.
Stamps: Natures Nest, WOW Flowers.
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Markers, Aquapainter, Sizzix Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Vintage Brads, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Jumbo Eyelets.