Let's get some picture inspiration for today-
It was certainly inspiration for Kim with this card that was posted Thursday in error.
I had a card designed and ready to cut in my Silhouette when it hit me...I feel like doing some coloring. So the first card idea went out the window. Problem was, I couldn't find a digi image that had pumpkins and fall flowers. So...I took an image by From the Heart Stamps, Kitten in Pumpkin Patch and paired it with a autumn line drawing I found on line. A little bit of finagling, and I had a new image perfectly suited to the inspiration. Using the text to path option in my Silhouette, I created the greeting using the Angelina font.
I printed and cut the image in an oval and colored it with Copics, making sure I included colors from the digital DSP, Well Worn (retired Stampin' Up).
I matted it on a slightly larger oval of Early Espresso. The digital paper panel started as a tag with one flat end. I made a mirror image of it and rotated it 180 degrees. I shortened the flat ends so they didn't extend beyond the curved ends and welded them to make one piece. I mounted it all on Not Quite Navy.
For the inside, I used the same Angelina font for the sentiment. I reduced the size of the image and tucked it in the corner.
Hope you like my card and that you'll come visit me at Katydid Cards to give me an Autumn "hello", too.
And here is the card that should have run on Thursday for the faux metal technique.
I didn't really know what faux textured metal was, but we were given a link to a video showing us a version of it. Here's my take which uses a digital stamp set from Stampin' Up (retired), "For All You Do". I printed them in red (and the stem and sentiment in black) and cut them in my Silhouette. I coated them with VersaMark and brushed Perfect Pearls on top. Then I matted them on Basic Black card stock. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and colored direct to paper with my Real Red ink and brushed that with Perfect Pearls as well. I wiped off the excess on all pieces. I embossed the inked panel with the Oriental Weave embossing folder and attached that to a black mat as well. I colored two sized pearls with Copics black and attached them to the flower centers. Everything was attached to a Whisper White card stock base. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I've included a second picture of the card front from a different angle so you can see the faux textured metal better. Kim from Katydid Cards.
I just love the Oriental look on this card and want to thank Kim for being our guest designer this week.-