Friday, September 23, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge, Getting Texty!

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The new challenge with Lawnscaping is to make a project using text. I chose to spell out "thankful" with Sally's ABCs, use the "thank you" stamp from sophie's sentiments, and spell out "give thanks" with
smitty's ABCs in Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo to create the background layer of text for this card on Kraft cardstock.

After I stamped out all the text, I stamped and cut out six leaves from the harvest season set on scratch paper and used them as masks. I adhered the leaf masks down with removable adhesive and sprayed with Mr. Huey's mist in cream and Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in gold. I let it dry completely and removed the masks. I then stamped the areas that were under the masks with the same leaf stamp in Versamark ink. Sprinkled clear embossing powder on them and heat embossed.

Now that the background is complete I stamped out the cornucopia from the same Harvest Season stamp set and colored it in with Copic markers, cut it out and set it aside. I cut out a piece of textured cream cardstock and ran Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in Antique Linen over it. While it was still wet I took my foam tool and ran Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it ever so slightly, then spritzed it once with Sand Glimmer Mist. I blotted off the excess with a paper towel and dried it with my heat tool. Once dry I stamped it with the same leaf stamp as before with Vintage Photo, but stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper twice before stamping it on my cardstock. Lastly I edged it with the same Vintage Photo Distress ink and adhered it to another piece of cardstock from My Mind's Eye. Now it is perfectly distressed for that organic autumn feel. I adhered the cornucopia with foam adhesives and stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp on a piece of canvass tape with brown Stayzon ink and stuck it down. Glued it to the texty background and it's all finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy first day of Autumn!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!


  1. Oh now this is just gorgeous! I love all the detail on this card. Your coloring is fabulous! Your text background with the leaves is fab! This is just amazing! So glad you played along with us at Lawnscaping.

  2. I already commented at Flikr, but I have to again...your coloring is FABulous! I love the text/leaf background...just gorgeous! Wonderful card. Whoever receives this will keep it forever no doubt. I'm following you now too (thanks for following me) so I won't miss any new card art.

  3. Gorgeous card! Your text background looks awesome, and your coloring is so pretty