This month the ladies over at Heart 2 Heart are challenging us to use this sketch:
This one proved a bit challenging for me, but isn't that the point? I had trouble deciding what to do with that oval. Then it came to me. I had just gotten Close to My Heart's new Timberline paper pack which has an outdoorsy, camping theme to it which got me to thinking about my days as a Girl Scout camping at Seashore State Park (now First landing State Park) which was near the Cape Henry Lighthouse. It was time to break out the Perfect Day stamp set! I used the resist embossing technique where you stamp the image with Versamark, heat emboss it with clear detail powder, and then sponge over it with water based ink to make the image appear. Sometimes you have to wipe over the embossed area with a tissue to remove the thin film of ink that can coat to your image. In this case, I sponged Juniper, Twilight, and Pondersoa Pine over the image stamped on Bamboo cardstock. I sponged the edges of the "corner squares" with a little Colonial White pigment ink. I do not have any Ponderosa Pine cardstock, but I found that Avonlea Green from the retired paper pack made a good substitute. For embellishments I started with the new Durables Triangle Studs which have really grown on me. To complement them, I cut the prongs off some brads and attached them with Liquid Glass.
I am not sure if this will be a masculine birthday card, thinking of you card, or note of encouragement, so I have not done anything on the inside yet. Thank you for stopping by! Now head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see some more takes on this sketch. Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Timberline, Bamboo, Avonlea Green (retired) and Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Juniper, Twilight, Ponderosa Pine
Stamp: Perfect Day (retired)
Embellishments: Duarables Triangle Studs, Metal Brads (retired)