Monday, October 13, 2008

A day in the orchard...

It seems that I made this card forever ago and haven't gotten around to posting it to my blog or Splitcoast (along with many others)! I was editing some photos and came across this one that I made with one of the Stampin' Up! Father's Day sets called For Father. I thought that I would show it all to you today as it is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I will be eating apple pie for dessert tonight ;)

I coloured the images with re-inkers and a fine tip watercolour brush. The apples, leaves and the advertisement on the apple crate have all been heat embossed with clear embossing powder so that the have a shine to them. I am pretty sure that this main image has been cut out and popped up on dimensionals 4 times!

I distressed most of the edges with some inky sponges and my craft knife. The panels of designer paper below the main image were run through my cuttlebug and then distressed with some sandpaper. I really wanted this card to be a rustic hardworking "man's" card :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: SU For Father
Paper: Papertrey White, Watercolour, K&Co DP, Bravo Burgundy, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa, Various Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Water Brush, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Craft Knife, Gel Pen, Sandpaper

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends :)

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Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is gorgeous Kim!! I love the distressing: the ink and sandpaper! And your coloring, as always, is fantastic! Love the sketch too!! WOW!

Cathy B. said...

Gorgeous card... totally awesome job!

Cathy B.

Rosette said...

It's an awesome card Kim, just like all your work. I just love how much you manage to colour them in so beautifully! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this set. I embossed and colored a bunch of the apple crate images, and then they have sat waiting for inspiration on how to arrange them on a card. You did a beautiful job with the coloring, and I am inspired to pull them out and put them to work. Thanks for the absolutely beautiful inspiration :) Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

Darlene said...

This is just great, Kim. I love all of the vibrant colors!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! I love the dimension you've given the image by popping it up with layers. Great layout too!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

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Shirley said...

Wow! A really pretty Fall card! Love your rich and warm colors. Wonderful.

Sheila said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card. Which K & Co paper did you use? I love it.