This was the first card that we created at the September meeting of the South Burlington stamp club. I definitely wanted to take an opportunity to show off the gorgeous products in the Country Lane Suite, and many of them are incorporated into this project. I have to make a special shout-out about the Tin Tile embossing folder and the Galvanized Metallic paper. The combination of these two are absolutely gorgeous! I really hope that both of them stick around past the Holiday Catalog period.
In the past, I would avoid stamped images that required coloring – especially in a class setting. My concern was with the amount of time required to color and the waiting time when sharing the coloring media among the participants Thanks to the Stampin’ Blends, I’m now a convert! For some reason (I’m not quite sure why) projects with coloring seem to breeze right along when we’re using these fabulous alcohol markers to do our coloring. This has proven true with both of the stamp club groups, so in my extensive sampling of 2, it must be a real thing! (wink, wink) I’m so glad because this opens up a bunch of stamp possibilities that I’ve been avoiding.
I used this sketch as the inspiration for my card design. The rectangular layer in the foreground of my card is much larger than the proportion in the sketch, but it is quite true to the original layout you see here. I love incorporating diagonal elements in my cards because it adds some visual interest that steps up the design without making it harder to create.
Lastly, I’m doing some experimenting with my photography and photo editing, so you will see some different style photos while I go through that process. Please leave a comment when you see a photo layout that you find appealing.