|The Wilderness Awaits card set|
|The belly band has a greeting from the Tag Talk stamp set|
From time to time I like to make a set of cards to present as a gift. I decided, this week, to make a masculine set of cards as a gift for a friend, that she can use for any occasion..
The main elements of the set are The Wilderness Awaits stamp set and Botanical Gardens DSP.
|The set comprises four cards and envelopes|
I stamped each of the animals onto Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black ink and then watercoloured them. The inks I used were: Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.
I then layered the images onto the cards using a variety of patterns from the Botanical Gardens DSP pack and Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I used an A4 sheet of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to create a wallet to hold the cards and envelopes and I'll include instructions at the end of this blog.
|The dog is coloured with Delightful Dijon and Soft Suede inks.|
When colouring the images, I started with the sky. I "painted" around the animal with a clean, wet brush, then painted with Soft Sky ink.
|The fox is also coloured with Delightful Dijon and Soft Suede inks. I left his nose & tip of his tail unpainted.|
I dried the sky before painting the animal.
|I googled some duck photographs before I started colouring this one!|
The last area I coloured was the ground .... or water!
|The stag is mostly coloured with Soft Suede. The antlers are crumb cake and Soft Suede.|
I don't get full marks for the colouring on this one!
'Til next time.
|The inside of the finished wallet|
More about the wallet for the card set.
My four cards are A5 folded in half and there are four C6 size envelopes. I made my wallet to fit.
I used an A4 sheet of card and, with the short side at the top of the scoreboard, I scored at 1 3/4".
I then rotated the card and scored along the long side at 1 3/4", 5 5/8", 5 7/8" and 10 3/4"
With the horizontal score line towards the bottom, I used a round corner punch on the top two corners.
I folded in the two sides and, with a pair of snips, cut from the score line to the corner to trim away some of the excess card.
I used Fast Fuse to stick down these side pieces.
I then folded up the bottom section and, with a very thin line of glue, adhered it at the sides.
The belly band is 12" x 2 1/2"
To decorate the front of the wallet, I cut a piece of DSP to 4 3/4" x 6 3/8" and added a strip of contrasting strip of DSP cut to 1" x 6 3/8"
|I'm sorry for the poor quality photo, taken on the run!|
|I think the round cornering looks a bit neater.|
|A card set suitable for any occasion makes a great gift|
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