Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Card Captain Day 3

Happy Wednesday! Is it me, or is time just speeding up?
Eight more days till Thanksgiving!

Today I have a series of Vertical Cards
using Michael Strong's Cloisonne Flower and Mini Flower stamps.
 (Click on any image to enlarge)
The measurements of all three cards are listed here:
For the card base, I used a piece of 7-1/2 x 9 inch card stock
folded it so my card measures 3-3/4 x 9 inches.
Added a white layer of card stock, measuring 2-3/4 x 8 inches.
My cards will fit into a 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 inch No. 10 business envelope.

Stamped Mike's large cloisonne flower with Distress festive berries ink.
Stamped Stampin' Up!'s  French script stamp with iced spruce a couple times in the background.
Then stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with Versafine onyx black.

For the inside, I used a 7 x 8-1/2 inch piece of computer paper (text weight).
With festive berries ink and Mike's large flower stamp, 
I stamped 3 times so each image became lighter.
I like to attach the inside layer with double stick tape on the left  half, close to the fold.

For this card, I kept the gray base
but used dried marigold, rusty hinge and spiced marmalade distress inks
to stamp the flowers.
The Stampin' Up! leaf is stamped in iced spruce.
Sponged iced spruce as shown with stencil-like material that a friend gave me.

On the inside I stamped "off" with the same 3 orange colors above
to give a faint flower image.

My third card has a gray-green base.

All three cloisonne flowers were stamped in dried marigold.
The Stampin' Up! leaves and curlicues are stamped in iced spruce.

Here is the inside, stamped in dried marigold.


Heidi said...

Great cards -- I love the layout in them all -- love the stenciling in the last 2 and the addition of the script stamp in the first. These would make great bookmarks also!

CraftyJo said...

These are fab Laura, and yes - it's is great that we can design to accommodate our needs :) Been enjoying all the Card Captain offerings all week, good job :)

Diane Bouse said...

I always enjoy the different shape and sizes of cards. It is a positive of creating your own instead of buying.

Hetty said...

Hello Laura,another set of beautiful cards, all so different and alike! Love how you made them all a little different. Such a great gift!