Saturday, April 11, 2015

Memory Box Evershan Branch

My design today features the beautiful and elegant Evershan Branch die, and I decided to make it a monochromatic card just for fun. 

The top fold card base is from a light tan card stock.  I cut the Bengal Background die from ivory card stock, then used one of the dies from the Open Studio Rectangle Layers set to cut out the center to leave a window.  (I will be sure to use the cut out piece on a different card.) I cut a frame of the same size from the Open Studio Rectangle Frames set, adhered that over the opening to create a frame and then added that to the card base.  I cut the Evershan Branch from the same ivory card stock, and adhered that with foam tape as shown.  I punched several tan and ivory circles using a 1/4" circle punch and used a stylus to cup them.  I adhered some of them on the flowers and scattered the rest, then added pearls to all of the centers.  

When I showed this card to my friend and fellow teacher, Nance, she just happened to pick the card up and hold it so that the Evershan Branch was positioned at the top, different from the way I had oriented the card originally.  We both said, "Ohhh, that works!"

Then we turned the card 180 degrees so that the branch was at the bottom, and said, "Oh, THAT works too!"  It was one of those "happy accidents".

This card could be used for any occasion, any way you'd like to look at it!

Be sure to visit the Memory Box Outside the Box blog starting Monday, April 13th through Friday, April 17th, for some great inspiration using the latest release of dies, stamps and stencils!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

More Apples!

The card below features one of my favorites from Poppystamps, the An Apple a Day die, which I think is so versatile. 

I used the Memory Box Texture Splatter stencil for the background on the tag, which I cut from one of the smaller dies in the Open Studio Rectangle Layers set, and used a corner punch at the top. I then sponged Scattered Straw distress ink through the Texture Mesh stencil for the backround, and also sponged the edges.  I cut white and green apples from the An Apple a Day die, and chose three of the larger ones.  I sponged Dried Marigold on the white ones, and shaded them with Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick.  On the green apple, I sponged Shabby Shutters ink and shaded it with Peeled Paint.  To give that little shaded dent at the top of the apple, I lightly sponged Frayed Burlap just below the stem, and also on the stem itself.  I added Peeled Paint ink to the leaves and adhered them to the stems.  I then highlighted the applies with a glitter brush.  

I adhered the apples with foam tape as shown. The “Thanks” is a word sticker from my stash.  I punched a hole at the top of the tag for the lime green ribbon, and adhered the assembled piece with foam tape to the front.  I scattered sequence and some green gem stones to finish it off, and there you have it!

Below is a slightly different version of the card. 

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