Well I am still not a fan of green but after last weeks green post I had to have another go, to see the original Green card click HERE.
This time i decided to go for a softer tonal green and used a great deal of the moss coloured distress ink. I also tried a new, for me anyway, technique. I started by cutting the striplet twice in a row through a strong card to make a mask. This I then embossed (thanks Mrs Duck for the instructions on how to do this) and then shaded the whole piece using distress ink and cut n dry foam. This gave a textured yet soft background and a darker shade where the embossing is.
I cut a whole piece of the striplet and shaded it the same way before wrapping round the front piece and adding foliage and flowers.
The foliage is Sue Wilson's faux quilled leaves and the flowers are felt, sorry Mrs D and several others, cut from spellbinders bitty blossoms. The background for the card is made by cutting the striplet three times in a row, mounting the piece studding the points around with gold liquid pearls. Finally I foam mounted the header over the backing and added the sentiment stamped in an inked circle.
I feel that this is a better use of green but let me know is this better?!?
Sue Wilson Striplet die
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled leaves die
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die
Cream Card stock
Gold liquid Pearls
DoCrafts Sentiment stamp (love notes collection)
Distress Ink (moss I think)