I took an extra long Labour Day weekend to visit my family so I didn’t get a chance to craft much last week. There is no better way for me to get my creative juices flowing again than a Colour Me…! Colour Challenge. I love playing along and this week the CMCC#36 was to create a card that uses only yellow and neutrals.
Since I was traveling last week, I hadn’t had a chance to use my September SSS Card Kit so I was quick to grab that when I started designing my CMCC#36 card. Here it is:
To start, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 2½” X 4¼”. I used my Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board to score at ¼” intervals to make the wainscoting texture. I trimmed another piece of white cardstock to about ¼” x 4¼” and scored it at 1/8″ intervals for the trim piece. I have to admit that the scoring wasn’t all smooth sailing and I did mess up (more than once!) because the paper kept slipping on my scoring board. In the end, I used a little bit of tape runner to hold the paper in place and that worked like a charm.
I cut a piece of yellow patterned paper from the kit (October Afternoon, Public Library) to 3″ x 4¼ and adhered it down to my craft cardbase. Using my glue runner, I adhered down the wainscoting and trim.
Before I began stamping, I lay out the stamps on a scrap paper cut to 3″ x 4¼” (the same size as the patterned paper) to plan the design. Once I was happy with the layout, I stamped the card using a black pigment ink. I think a dye ink would have have a smoother finished look but I don’t have one so I just ‘went with it’. I stamped the shelf first and clear embossed it, and then followed with the other images starting closest to the shelf and moving upward.
After I stamped the frame, I used a black marker to draw the strings and a gold marker to colour a pearl for the nail. I used the same gold marker to fill in the lines on the book bindings because I didn’t like seeing the patterned paper through.
I used scissors to cut the brown insert for the frame and box and adhered them to the card using my Zig 2-Way Glue Pen.
Once I gave the ink plenty of time to dry, I added Glossy Accents to the frame, box, and clock for some shine and texture.
That’s it for now. Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope to see you here again soon!
**Edit** Since I posted this card, I’ve gone back and cut a tiny mouse hole at the bottom of the card. I wasn’t sure this would work so I waited until after I photographed it. I think it adds a cute touch of whimsy.