Thursday, 29 August 2013

Dog Days of Summer

Hi All!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer and are getting great weather.  Here is Nova Scotia we can already feel the change in weather as the evenings are cooler and the forecasts seem to be more unpredictable.  Personally, my favorite season is Fall and wish that it could be Fall all year! I love the nice days and crisp evenings while enjoying the beautiful colours of changing leaves and the gathering of Fall harvests here in the valley.

I am stopping in today to share a card I made earlier this month!(sorry for being a stranger)  This card was made for the challenge over on the Inspiration Emporium Blog.  I made a card with a travel theme which would be perfect to send to someone you traveled with.  Sending a photo from your travels with a little note will sure to bring a smile to their face remembering the adventure.
 I started the card by embossing a piece of patterned paper and because it was larger that the embossing folder I turned it so I could get the overall look I was going for.  Using a blending tool I made the embossed area pop even more by adding walnut stain and peacock feathers distress inks.Various remnant rubs finish off the background piece. The globe was stamped with black archival ink on watercolour paper to prevent it from bleeding when water is added.  I can't say enough how much I love playing with my distress markers because they truly are so fun.  Having them dual tipped really adds to their versatility. The image was added with foam squares to the background to give it some lift and dimension.  One of new word bands released this summer was added with jute as a finishing touch.  I love how this card came together and I hope you do as well.
 Items used: kraft core cardstock, watercolour paper, destinations paper stash, remnant rubs, jute, observation word bands, travel blueprint cms148 stamp set, distress markers, distress inks, blending tool, watercolour detail brush, foam squares

There are a few days left for you to get in on the monthly challenge yourself so why not get in on the fun and possibly win 50 dollars to spend online with them.  The supplies used in this card as well as the newly released items are arriving daily at IE so drop by and use ink&flour to get 10% off your purchase!  Happy creating everyone! h

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card love the idea of how you did the embossing on pattern paper great effect .

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  2. very nice, I like the coloring with the distress markers.Mom

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  3. Love your card. Yes it would be a great card to send to someone you traveled with.

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  4. Heather - this is a beautiful card - I always love that colour combination but can never get it to work for me - you have not only pulled it off but you have made it absolutely gorgeous - VERY COOL!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comments

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  5. i love how the double embossing turned out! i have wanted that folder for some time so this may be my prompt to actually order it!!

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    1. Order it NOW, it will be a go to like it is for me! I really love it!

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  6. I love the Fall too...my favorite season as well! Wish it was a little cooler here already too.
    Love your card! The coloration of the globe is wonderful and vivid. Love the vintage feel of the whole thing!

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    1. Thanks Anita for visiting and hope you are getting inky too!

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  7. I came to your blog from a Pinterest pin; great card!!! Love the Tim-iness!!! Great blog. I'm so glad that I found you. Happy crafting........

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Really do love reading them all and welcome! Hope you stop by often.

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  8. this looks great , love all the details x trace x hugs x

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  9. Beautiful card! What embossing folder did you use?

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    1. Thanks Tracy, it is called rays and also comes with retro circles from Tim's alterations line. I find it is a go to for me, i just love it.

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