Roll Up Your Sleeves and Do It
I really like the stamp set by Stampin' Up called Moon Lake. It has some great images, but they are small. I stamped this tree and canoe onto ivory cardstock with a light brown ink and then colored with Copic Markers. The leaves on the tree were colored using the stippling method, which is adding small dots in multiple colors to give a realistic look to the leaves. Once the coloring was complete it was cut down using a stitched rectangle.
Once again, I didn't have a sentiment that went with the image that would convey thanks to someone assisting the Meals on Wheels program. So, I created it in Microsoft Word, printed it, cut it down with the same rectangle die, double cutting so that it was the right size for the sentiment.
I found this great woodgrain cardstock and decided to cut it down to be 4" x 5 1/2" so that it would leave a small border on each side when placed on a dark brown cardbase. Before adhering it to the cardbase the focal image and sentiment were adhered in place with Simon Says Stamp big Mama Foam Tape. There was a lot of space between the two and I went looking through my brown ribbon and saw this great jute ribbon. I tied a knot to one side and then wrapped the ribbon around the woodgrain panel and adhered it in place with Scotch Tape. The panel was then adhered to the brown cardbase with liquid glue.
· Stampin’ Up Moon Lake
· Microsoft Sentiment Strip
· Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
· Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; E57, E55, E53; W4, W3, W00; E09, E07, E13; BG11, BG10
· Novtex Fashion Natural Jute Ribbon
· My Mind’s Eye Wood Designer 6x6 Paper Pack
· Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Dark Chocolate Cardstock
· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
· Darice Sticky Back Foam
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive