Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Corner Garden for As You See It Challenges

Every Friday, I come up with a card for As You See It Challenges and this week is no exception.

This one is for Amanda's  great sketch for As You See It Challenge #056:

I was a bit stumped at first, but then I came up with the idea of slicing a stamped image into strips and adding them to the card base, but I wanted to get the tone variation from the sketch in the picture as well and I had trouble picturing how to do that. Here's how I solved the problem:

  • The only image that was large enough to work was Corner Garden stamp set and I have been dying to try my Blendies on that one.  I wanted to use fall colours. Don't even attempt this card if you have limited time.  It takes forever to colour it using the Blendies, but it was fun.  You just have to patiently work away at it.
  • I wanted to slice it into 3/4" x 4" slices but I realized that I would have a lot of tiny unattached pieces if I did that.  I also wanted to have different coloured background on the slices to match the sketch.  So I fussy cut all around the edges of the stamped and coloured image (Another step requiring infinite patience - and I'm not saying I have that. 'Nuff said!).  I applied adhesive to the back of the image and glued down five 3/4" x 4" strips of different coloured cardstock to the back. Then I cut between the strips of cardstock for the 5 panels you see here.  The colours I used were Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie, though you can't see much of that one since the bottom of the image is pretty solid.
  • The five panels were glued onto the card base.  I added the top and bottom first, then centered the middle Cherry Cobbler panel between them.  Then I centered the second and fourth panels in the middle of the first and third and the third and fifth.  Have I confused you yet?  It just makes it easier to make sure everything is evenly spaced when you do it like that and you avoid having to measure everything.
  • The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings and I stamped it with Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla and used the 2 1/2" Circle punch to punch it out.  I added some Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon as an accent.

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