Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cardabilties #62 Aged to Perfection

Birthday week here again and another Cardabilities This week I went with a fall theme mainly because the person is turning 60 and I would certainly say that he is Aged to Perfection.  
Knowing that I wanted to use fall colours I went with my old favourite stamp set French Foliage.  I think I have used this set more than any other set that I have owned.  By starting with More Mustard and then using the rock-n-roll method I added Cajun Craze or Cherry Cobbler to the edges.  After the stamping I sponged in the remainder of the leaves and cut them out and crinkled them up to give an aged look.
Then moving on to the card front I chose a DSP that would pick up the colours used. Punching out a tag from the Lots of Tags dies I stamped the "Aged to Perfection" and then lifted it with the DSP used for the base.  There was still an empty void once I placed the leaves so I decided to add a little twine to the front.  Three strands were placed across the front, tangled up in the leaves.  Again with the number three I tied three simple knots.  By using the knots I think it gives it a more masculine look Now I was happy!
Now it's your turn.  Hop on over to Cardabilities and give this sketch a try.  I can't wait to see what you have in store for me.  Don't forget to check out the other great Designers on the website as well.

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  1. This is just beautiful, Nancy! LOVE the leaves--and the texture from the twine is perfect for this card! Stunning! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the tecniques used :-)
    Fabolous card - I just the fall colors and how you interpretd the sketch!

  3. Lovely card with beautiful colors!!

  4. beautiful well done background ♥ lovely fall colors

  5. Wow love your take on the sketch! Stunning autumn colours are perfect for your special birthday card x

  6. Those leaves are gorgeous! A great fall card:)