November 15, 2007
I'm enjoying my fall themed cards right now because I know once Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season will be upon us in full force. I like to have cards like this on hand that have no sentiment on the front. That way I can add what I want to the inside of the card or simply leave it blank and add my own message. This image is called Harvest Angel and is by Karen Lockhart. Karen has a series of angels that fit most of the seasons and the details are wonderful. I colored the image with Copic markers then airbrushed it with a brown Copic marker. For the background I used a Cuttlebug folder on SU! More Mustard card stock along with some coppery colors of Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist kind of settled into some of the embossed areas, creating lots of depth. I finished the card off with a strip of Cosmo Cricket Gretel patterned paper and three Dew Drops. Tip of the day: This is one of my favorite, reliable layouts I go back to often. The main design elements of the card are the circle accent piece and the strip of patterned paper behind it. This enables you to use patterned paper without it taking over the main design of the card. You can even leave off the textured background piece to keep the design simple. To make the card look more like a piece of stationery, you can also reduce the size of the circle.....maybe using a monogram type stamp or a word image.
Posted by Michelle Wooderson at 11/15/2007 02:41:00 PM