Friday, 25 March 2016

The Wilderness Awaits card gift set


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The Wilderness Awaits card set
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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I googled some duck photographs before I started colouring this one!

The last area I coloured was the ground .... or water!
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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!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time.
Stephanie
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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"

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I'm sorry for the poor quality photo, taken on the run!
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I think the round cornering looks a bit neater.
SU, The Wilderness Awaits, Masculine Card, Gift Pack of Cards, Hand crafted, wallet
A card set suitable for any occasion makes a great gift

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22 comments:

  1. I really love how you have showcased this whole stamp set. An awesome job. Angexx

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  2. Stephanie, what a fabulous idea to combine these two elements. I love your watercolouring and the wallet is a great idea! xoxo

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  3. Wow what great cards Stephanie. Thanks for taking part in the Crazy Crafters project highlight this week.

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  4. A fabulous gift set idea and beautifully painted, each one is a work of art. LOVE it! :)

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    1. Thank you, Juan - I appreciate your comment.

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  5. Spectacular use of this set! Awesome coloring too!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you, Judy, for your very kind comment!

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  6. WOW! Wonderful cards in every way! What a gorgeous set of cards with amazing coloring. Fab layouts and colors.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I really appreciate your comment.

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  7. What a gorgeous card set. The colouring is fantastic, as always!

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  8. What a terrific set of cards! Love the animals, you've done such a great job colouring them in & I love the way you've used the Botanicals DSP! xx

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  9. Wow. What an amazing set. Such a great idea. Really love the colouring too.

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  10. I love your colouring, you have really brought this set to life!

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