Make the Cards Challenge #49: Any Shade of Green
Make the Cards Challenge #49: Any Shade of Green
Hello all! Today I am thrilled to share three cards I made for the newest Make the Cards Challenge (#49) as a part of their design team. This challenge is asking us to get ready for spring by making cards with any shade of green in them. I decided to combine this with one of my "homework" assignments for Altenew Academy's Let It Shine class.
Stamps: Altenew's Leaf Canopy stamp and die set, Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set
Dies: Altenew's Leaf Canopy stamp and die set, stitched rectangular dies in my stash, stitched fishtale flag sentiment strip die in my stash
Embossing Folder: Altenew's Illusion Triangles 3D embossing folder
Paper: White cardstock in my stash, watercolor paper in my stash, gold glitter cardstock in my stash, green patterned paper in my stash
Ink: Altenew's Frayed Leaf Dye Ink, Catherine Pooler's Green Tea and Sea Glass ink, Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide, Rain Forest and Twilight VersaFine Clair
Stencil: Altenew's Feathered Leaves stencil
Embossing Powder: Ranger's Holographic and Gold embossing powder
Embossing Paste: Mint Tea Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Sweet Leaf watercolor from Altenew's Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers
Sequins: Catherine Pooler's Vegas, Baby! sequin mix, gold and green sequins in my stash
Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape
All three of these cards started by stamping both the shadow/solid and outline Leaf Canopy stamps in both the larger and smaller sides multiple times with a bunch of different inks: Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide as well as Rain Forest VersaFine Clair inks on the solid leaf clusters, and Twilight VersaFine Clair on the outline stamps. (Most of the leaf clusters were inked onto watercolor paper, but there are a few of the outline stamps stamped onto light green patterned paper.) After all of the leaves were stamped, they were heat embossed with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder and die cut with their corresponding dies. The outline leaves were colored with a variety of green Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. A few pieces of gold glitter cardstock were also cut out of the Leaf Canopy dies as well.
Next, the background panel was created by die cutting a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangular die in my stash and then running it through my die cutting machine with Altenew's Illusion Triangles 3D embossing folder. Gold embossing powder from Ranger was heat embossed around the edges of the background panel and Sweet Leaf watercolor from Altenew's Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers were splattered across the card (including some spots that I then used to adhere more of the gold embossing powder for more gold heat embossing across the body of the panel.
The sentiment came from Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set stamped with Catherine Pooler's Sea Glass ink and heat embossed with more of the Holographic powder. It was die cut with a stitched fish tale flag sentiment strip die in my stash. An additional piece of the gold glitter cardstock was also die cut with the same sentiment strip die.
To assemble the card, two of the larger solid leaf clusters (stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide and Rain Forest VersaFine Clair) were glued to the left part of the card panel. The die cut of the small leaf cluster cut out of gold glitter cardstock was then glued next, and finally one of the small outline clusters was glued over the gold glitter cardstock. The gold glitter sentiment strip was attached to the bottom third of the card base with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape and the sentiment strip was adhered over the gold glitter layer with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The whole card panel was attached to a light green A2-sized card base with more Foam Tape and finally green and gold sequins were glued to the card.
This second card used some of the leaves created for the last card. This time, the background panel was created by using Altenew's Feathered Leaves stencil to add Mint Tea Nuvo Embellishment Mousse across a piece of white cardstock die cut with the same stitched rectangle die as the first card. Some of the leftover Sweet Leaf watercolor (from Altenew's Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers set) was splattered across the panel and then brushed along the edges of the card panel.
The sentiment again came from the Altenew's Tropical Jungle stamp set, this time stamped with Rain Forest VersaFine Clair on light green patterned paper, heat embossed with Holographic embossing powder and then trimmed just a little bigger than the actual sentiment.
The three large stamped leaves (die cut gold glitter cardstock, a shadow cluster stamped with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide and heat embossed with Holographic powder, and one of the outline clusters) were all glued to the card base. The sentiment was attached with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape, and sequins from Catherine Pooler's Vegas, Baby! sequin mix were glued onto the card panel. The whole card panel was attached to a light green A2-sized card base with more glue.
This final card again used the leftover leaf clusters from the first card. After die cutting the background with the same stitched rectangle die as the last two cards. Then I stamped the smaller leaf clusters all over the panel--the solid leaves with Catherine Pooler's Green Tea and Sea Glass ink, as well as Altenew's Frayed Leaf Dye Ink (I also used the outline stamp to stamp over the Frayed Leaf ink with Rain Forest VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossing the outlines with Holographic embossing powder. The outline of the panel was inked with more of the Rain Forest ink and heat embossing with Holographic powder. The remaining Sweet Leaf watercolor was splattered across the panel. The sentiment from Tropical Jungle stamp set was stamped directly onto the card panel with more of the Rain Forest ink and heat embossed with Holographic powder.
Three remaining small leaf clusters were added to the card panel--a small solid cluster with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide, and two small outline clusters. The two bottom layers of leaves were glued to the card panel. The top leaf cluster was attached with Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape. Gold and green sequins were glued to the card panel. Finally, the card panel was glued to an A2-sized top-folding white card base and a final swipe of the Rain Forest VersaFine Clair ink was added to the bottom edge of the card.
Oh Anna these are all just BEAUTIFUL! Love your choice of designs and the sparkle is the perfect finishing touch! Awesome inspiration!!!ReplyDelete
I love all of your cards! The glitter detail is fabulous, really, all of the details.ReplyDelete
LOVE the mixed media goodness!! What an amazing array of cards.ReplyDelete