Friday, June 27, 2014

Canadian Wheat Field Sunset

Happy Friday!

I still have a couple of Father's Day cards to share with you that I didn't manage to squeeze into my posts last week.  The great thing about a masculine card like this is that it doesn't have to be just labelled as "Father's Day" because this would still make a great card for ANY masculine occasion!  I left it free of embellishments simply because I thought the leaf was embellishment enough - but it could be easily and quickly stepped up with a button or brad.


Stamp sets: Wetlands, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black
Accessories: Autumn Accents Die, 1" Circle Punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponges, Sticky Note (for masking)

Here's a quick tutorial if your interested in making a card similar to this one:

Begin with a piece of Whisper White cardstock slightly smaller than the card base.  Mask off the bottom third of the cardstock with a sticky note.  Sponge the sky using a "smearing" motion in the following order: Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, and Baked Brown Sugar.  Flip the sticky note around to cover the sky and sponge the field using the same "smearing" motion in the following order: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Baked Brown Sugar.  Remove the mask and stamp the grass image from the Wetlands set randomly across the field section in Basic Black.

To create the leaf first cut out the Maple Leaf portion of the Autumn Accents die from a Sticky Note. Discard the inside portion; we'll be using the negative portion as a stencil.  Lay the stencil onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Mask off the bottom third of the leaf with another sticky note, just as you did in the background step.  Punch a 1" circle from yet another sticky note and place approximately half of the circle over the horizon line mask.  Sponge the sky as you did in the background step.  Flip the mask over and sponge the field as in the background step.  Lightly sponge the sun with Crushed Curry so it isn't stark white.  Stamp the grass image across the bottom in Basic Black.  Remove the stencil and with paper snips cut a small border around your stenciled image.  Line up the images together and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope this card has inspired you to get your fingers inky during the weekend!  It's Canada Day here on Tuesday and I'm crossing my fingers for no rain so we can enjoy the day and get a few outdoor projects finished.  If not I suppose I will just have to hide away in my card room creating ;)

See you back here next week!
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mamawcindy said...

Hi Melissa, Thought I would stop by and see what you have been up to. I LOVE your Wheat Card. Just Gorgeous! Looks just like the wheat fields here in Southern Indiana. You make the prettiest Cards. Hope you are doing well. Happy Day to you. :0)

Smiles, Laurie said...

This is the Maple Leaf spotlight!

Unknown said...

Very pretty. Thanks for explaining how you did this.

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