Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yellow and Yellow-Orange with Avocado

No blues or pinks, no hearts or lace.  Just a sunny, bright "hello" with cheerful shapes and patterns.   I made my chevron-patterned paper by airbrushing with Copic markers. 

This is not at all the card I set out to make, which unfortunately was bland and boring.  So I tried many different base colors, embossing folders, twine and no twine, bigger sunny shapes, busier sentiments.  After cleaning up the mess, I'm happy with my finished card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink lemon tart (light yellow), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and ripe avocado (green card base).
  • The chevron pattern is airbrushed with Copic markers Y19 and Y38 on lemon tart card stock, using Crafter's Workshop 6x6 chevron template (stencil).
  • Twine is marigold (new name for lemondrop) by The Twinery.  Love their twine colors and sampler packs. 
  • The little stars are punched with a Fiskars 1/4" hand punch.  The sentiment circle is punched with a 1-3/4" EK Success circle punch.
  • The die is the largest of the three notched flowers by Papertrey Ink.  The die cut is popped up over the twine with foam tape.
  •  The sentiment "Hello" is computer-printed in green ink with American Typewriter font, bold, expanded character spacing.
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." (214)

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