.... Hi, it's time for my weekly post for Seven Hills Craft blog. I've got a couple of cards to share today - they focus on the lovely Altenew Sweet Gingko stamp, die and stencil sets.
Stamps: Altenew - Sweet Gingko; MFT - Hugs & Kisses; C&9 - Big On You
Inks: Gina K - Green Grass, Key Lime, Blue Lagoon, Sweet Mango, Tangerine Twist, Coral Reef; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: Altenew - Sweet Gingko; Gina K - Master Layout 2
Accessories: SU Card - Pear Pizzazz; White & Black Card
I'm submitting this card to Color Hues - CH#27 where they want us to use green and orange - done! I'm also playing along with Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#31 - and this is the first time I've used Sweet Gingko.
Before I started on this card I die cut lots of gingko leaf sprigs and created a negative space template for use in my MISTI - to make stamping easy.
I made the A2 (US size) note card from green card in my stash. I stamped the lined leaf image in green ink around the edge of the note card. I used the co-ordinating stencil to add colour to the gingko leaves. I started with lime green ink and then added a touch of teal at the base of the leaves. I used dies to cut out a white stitched edge panel and a black mat layer. I blended three shades of orange ink over the white panel to create an ombre effect. I stamped a simple greeting in black ink at the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the centre of the card. I used the largest gingko stamp to create the focal image. I stamped the lines in black ink and used the solid leaf stamp to add lime green ink to the leaves. I layered the inked pieces to three white die cuts and adhered it all to the card. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel, I stamped a large, bold sentiment in pale orange and added one of the co-ordinating smaller sentiments in green ink. I finished the panel by adding another gingko leaf.
Next is an autumn greetings card:
Stamps: Altenew - Sweet Gingko; Lawn Fawn - Scripty Autumn Sentiments; MFT - Whimsical Greetings; C&9 - Polka Dot Turnabout
Inks: Gina K - Warm Cocoa, Kraft, Prickly Pear, Tangerine Twist, Blue Lagoon; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Dies: Altenew - Sweet Gingko
Accessories: SU Card - Mango Melody; White Card
I'm submitting this card to Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#207 where the cue word is Autumn. I'm also playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More - ATSM#415 where they want us to use stencils and/or dies - I've used both.
I started by stamping a simple polka dot background in gold ink on an A2 notecard. I created the sentiment by combining stamps from Lawn Fawn's Scripty Autumn Sentiments - I like that the set includes the word autumn. I used the lines gingko stamp with two shades of brown on several of the die cut gingko leaves. I added colour by using the solid leaf stamps along with the stencil to add a touch of teal at the base of the leaves. I adhered the orange leaves flat to the card and used dimensional pads to add the rest of the leaves. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of orange card. On the white panel, I stamped a greeting and added another die cut gingko leaf.
I had planned to make more cards, but ran out of time!! We had a James Bond film fest this weekend in preparation for going to see the new movie yesterday! So, as a result I have lots of finished gingko leaves left over - here a photo:
I'll be making more cards with them soon. That's all from me for today. See you again soon.