A card to evoke a rustic summery day at the cabin, my card today features Impression Obsession dies and stamps with an accent of vintage buttons and embossing with Baked Texture. Relax and enjoy.
Putting It TogetherI started with a vague idea that I wanted to do something for the current Impression Obsession challenge. While fishing for an idea, I used the Cover-A-Card Woodgrain to stamp Tea Dye on a light brown Neenah panel. I love the tone on tone look of it. I thought I got a picture but alas I did not. I used the Misti to stamp a 4" x 5 1/4" panel by using removable adhesive to hold it in place.
As I was pondering what to do for the rest of the card, I looked through some challenge sites and the sketch from Feeling Sketchy started brewing an idea.
I die cut pine fronds from Recollections paper and stamped the Lazy Lawn Chair on the same light brown paper with dark brown ink. I fussy cut the chair and die cut Sunshine from the same light brown paper. I cut the "May your.." stamp in half so I could stack the sentiment into a smaller space. I like the lazy summer feel of this dry fit layout on a kraft card base.
I double embossed the Sunshine die cut to give it a glossy dimensional look. I used the new Vintage Beeswax from the Baked Texture line from Emerald Creek and was very impressed with how wonderfully the chunky embossing powder melted and made this so fantastic.
I have a treasure trove of vintage buttons that I acquired last summer from a neighbour who was moving away and downsizing. I looked through the stash of browns to find a trio of buttons. So frustrating to find singletons or doubles that were perfect but no others in the stash. I did find some trios I did like and winnowed through them.
I stamped the "May your.." sentiment directly on the panel, using a dry fit layout to position the stamp in the Misti. I used the Zig glue pen to adhere the die cuts and have them dangle just off the edge of the woodgrain stamped panel. I used foam mounting tape on the lawn chair to pop it up. And lastly, I added the buttons with Glue Dots. I love the lazy rustic look of this card.
Inside, I stamped another sentiment and die embossed a subtle sun-like impression with the Geometric Cutouts. I thought this a nice uplifting sentiment to link to the one on the front.
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