This week's sketch for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #128 was a little tricky for me because of that vertical strip just left of center.
A panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered to a card base of Soft Suede. A panel of golf foiled cardstock was adhered. Next a square of Birch Bark paper was adhered.
The horizontal strip was made by stamping some bare tree branches in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla cardstock. Leaves were then stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed using tinsel embossing powder. The edges were sponged and the piece backed with craft foam and adhered to the card. Click on the photo at the left for a large close up.
The large leaf was stamped with Versamark on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, then heat embossed with Tinsel embossing powder. The leaf was die cut and the edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink. The leaf was backed with craft foam and adhered to the card.
Next the smaller leaf was stamped with Soft Suede ink, covered with Tinsel embossing powder and heat embossed and die cut. It was backed with craft foam and adhered. The sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Tinsel embossing powder. A punch was used for the shape.
Finally, that troublesome vertical strip was made from a piece of gold foiled cardstock by using an embossing folder to give it texture and then adhered to the card. The inside was lined with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock decorated with leaves stamped in Soft Suede ink.
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Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, heat embossing, punching, dry embossing
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flower Patch, Lighthearted Leaves; Impression Obsession "Branches of a Tree"
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Birch Bark paper, DCWV Gold Foiled Cardstock
Punch: Modern Label
Dies: Flower Fair Framelits, Leaflets Framelits
Misc.: craft foam, Stripes EF, Recollections Tinsel EP