I am up first with my gracious glimpse and always on the 10th of the month you will see a gracious glimpse from me for that months theme. Since this months theme is Fabulous Fall, I decided to use this wonderful stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Cherish Friendship.
For this card, I used a couple of techniques. It is only a two layer card, but the tangerine tango card stock is embossed at the top using the new SU stripe embossing folder and on the bottom of the card stock, I used the direct to paper technique to make a design on the bottom. That is where you use your actual ink pad and slide it down the card itself. I just love it as it looks as though the card has texture and there are times you get a wood look background. I also used my water color pencils here to do the chair to give it more of a stained effect. The flowers are colored using markers. To separate the two different techniques on the tangerine tango card stock I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.
And, just FYI, if you are part of my stamping group you will be seeing this card again.
Here is a close up of the arrangement and the technique.
Items used are Stampin' Up!
|Stamps: Cherish Friendship|
|Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso|
|Ink: Early Espresso|
|Accessories: Ticket punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Textured Stripe Embossing Folder, Water Color Pencils, Markers|
|Technique: Direct to Paper, dry embossing |
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Christian Paper Crafts Creative blog today as I was not the only one with a glimpse into the gallery!
Have a wonderful Saturday!