Monday, May 20, 2013

6x6 card

Today's card is a 6x6 Kraft card....I"m not a huge fan of 6x6 cards, but I'm doing a community fundraiser in October for our town's new SPLASH park and I need some cards to sell at my CTMH table. So I'm trying to branch out and get a variety as I build up my supply. So here is my card:


The base is cut from Kraft. I placed a 5x5 piece of Cranberry cardstock in the middle of the base ( I sanded the edges just a bit first). I then cut a 3.5x6 piece from the "For Always" patterned paper and cut out along the border so it wasn't just a straight across piece. Then, using my brayer, I inked the paper in Honey. ( You can do this technique without a brayer as well, just apply the ink to the paper directly from the ink pad.) I then took apart some of my burlap ribbon that matched nicely with the kraft base. I finished the card off with a chipboard star covered in Outdoor Denim cardstock and sanded around the edges for a distressed finish. Using the SOTM from December 2012, I stamped the image and used pop dots to raise the image up off the star. 
Voila, my father's day card is complete. Super simple but I really like it.
I'm linking this card to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for week#4! And to Color my Heart Color Dare #43.
I've found my new addiction!!! Challenges!!! 

7 comments:

  1. So happy to be able to supply your new addiction, great way to branch out. Nice card! Thanks for playing along with AHSC.

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  2. Great card !!What a great way to change up a piece of pattern paper, by brayering over with another color. Kudos to you !!

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  3. Love your card! I like the use of the Honey with For Always paper and love that you took the burlap ribbon apart to use it. So creative! Great Job!

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  4. I never thought to intentionally pull my burlap ribbon apart...I'm always too focused on keeping it together. Now I need no longer fear the fray. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart this week. We look forward to seeing you back often. (Oh...and on a personal note, love your blog background. Wink, wink)

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  5. Hahaha! I am glad you love challenges! This one is fantastic. I have got to keep trying that ink to paper method--maybe I do need a brayer after all! ;) Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare!

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  6. I bet this card looks really striking in person. It looks great online, but the red does look a little pink (darn the digital colors, right?). I REALLY love how you inked the black and white paper in honey! Thanks so much for playing along at Color My Heart!

    Sarah

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