Gecko Galz is starting off 2014 with a buy one/get one sale. We also are doing a cross promotion with BasicGrey. You will see my sample later this month. You can join in the fun of combining BasicGrey and Gecko Galz products by entering our Valentine contest. See all the details HERE.
Winter Bird Card
A short tutorial:
Crop out and print image of bird from Gecko Galz Winters Garden collage sheet
Crop out, re-size and adjust color to match bird, then print diamond pattern from Gecko Galz Background Jewel It
Using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake paper, position embossing folder so grasses line up with those in picture and emboss a portion of the kraft paper. Yes, you read that correctly. Unfortunately my attention to detail requires lining up the grass shoots. matchy-matchy
Edge papers and top right corner of kraft paper with various matching inks. I used Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China as well as Stampin' Up Crumb Cake.
Stencil word "Winter" in top corner. I used a Red Lead Paperworks stencil and Crumb Cake marker.
Stamp with coordinating diamond shape. Mine was a blog candy gift from Gerri Herbst. I used Broken China ink, stamping once off paper so image would be lighter when actually stamped onto the card.
Layer papers onto matching aqua card.
Mimic snow in photo by using Snow Marker on kraft paper, including highlighting some bumps from the embossing folder. When dry, use heat tool to puff up snow.
Embellish with straw tied with twine. I pulled apart the straw. The piece furthest to the right is aligned exactly over the piece on the photo. Yes, once again, you read that correctly. matchy-matchy
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Crafts4Eternity: Challenge 156: Something New:
January Gecko Galz release of digital images;
Red Lead Paperworks word stencil;
new to me first time used diamond pattern rubber stamp
All Sorts Challenge Week 238/239: Brown with Blue/Aqua/Turquoise