Monday, December 26, 2011

Brown Marbled and Teal Diamond Card

Subdued colors, unlike yesterday. I used Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Sketch #100, a good layout to showcase my sentiment for Our Daily Bread Designs' December challenge to "get sentimental." Thanks, ODBD, for supporting our heroes through the OWH Stars and Stamps challenge!

The marbled paper is an easy Copic marker technique, explained here by Sharon Harnist. Instead of an acrylic stamping block (which, as a non-stamper, I don't have), I used a clear page protector, slipped over a sheet of white paper (to see my colors) and chipboard from the back of a notepad (to stiffen it).

Card details:
  • Card stock is Hero Arts latte (medium brown card base), Neenah solar white (with E23, E33, E43, and E53 Copic marbling as mentioned above), PaperTrey Ink (PTI) ocean tides (grayish teal), and PTI fine linen (light brown diamond).
  • Sentiment is computer printed in brown ink with Papyrus font (small caps, outlined, expanded spacing, bold). The shapes above and below the sentiment are the letters hg (above) and ef (below) in Wingdings 2 font.
  • Metallic ribbon is 1/8" PTI gold tinsel ribbon, threaded through 1/4" holes. In real life, it's quite shiny and gold-colored.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (117)

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