Wednesday, May 7, 2008
We Grow Great~
Here's another card I made the same time I put together the teacher appreciation set from a previous post. The images are pulled from 2 new sets by Kim Hughes for CHF - Making the Grade and The Landing Pad. Both sets avail this Friday. The Landing Pad is a fun set that you will want to use with all your bird stamps, it's chock full of limbs, leaves, fruits, a bird bath, a few fun sentiments, and more. The caterpillar and small leaf image are from The Landing Pad, the leaf line from Making the Grade, and the sentiment from a wonderful set called Motivational Centers by Mona Lisa Moments for CHF.
When these sets hit my stamp area, I was drawn to the leaf line and the caterpillar immediately. I thought of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and the way the caterpillar ate his way through the entire book on his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly. So taking my inspiration from that, I created this card and thought that the sentiment was a perfect fit.
The leaf images are all paper pieced with various colors of Prismatics papers: Tawny Dark, Intense Orange, Spring Willow Medium, Wizard Dark, Blush Red Dark, and Sunflower Dark. After trimming the pieced images, I punched a hole into each leaf with a 1/8" hand held punch and then adhered the leaf images to the card base with dimensional foam. The caterpillar and small leaf are pieced as well. The base of the card is created with Prismatics Iced Teal and Spring Willow Medium. White ribbon from Michaels is tied where the two card stocks meet.
The only ink used for this card is Versafine Vintage Sepia.