Monday, November 17, 2014

Card Captain, Day 1, Nov. 17, 2014

 This week I am card captain at the Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.
Today I have two cards to share.
Here I'm using Michael Strong's Mini Flower and his Leaf stamp.
For my background I started by sprinkling some bister granules on my craft sheet.
Spritzed them with water and placed my paper onto the color on the craft sheet.
Let it dry thoroughly, then dry embossed with the Sizzix Thankful folder.
Used a distress tool to fray the edges, then sponged edges with distress ink-forest moss.
Distress-dried marigold, wild honey, forest moss
Mike's mini flower stamped in distress dried marigold and wild honey.
Mike's leave stamped in distress peeled paint.
Velvety fiber tied on bottom.

I had some left over "bister and water solution" on my craft pad 
so I kept making bister backgrounds with scraps of paper.
Distress-forest moss, rusty hinge, dried marigold and wild honey.
Added green gemstone to the flowers and wrapped fibers around the fold of the card.


Diane Bouse said...

Nice job. I really like how the background came out on the first one.

Heidi said...

Both are so beautiful -- love how the colours go so well together!

Hetty said...

Hi Laura, wonderful cards! Not just one for today but too. I am so happy to see you use bistre and make such wonderful backgrounds for these delightful cards! Thanks for being our card captain this week.xx Hetty

Carole M. said...'re a very productive card-crafter Laura; great results here

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done Laura!!!!