Recipe for Success
Gratitude – MoonMail Exclusive Dec 2015
(There are lots of other greeting options if you are not a MoonMail Member)
Black, Squash, Pink A2 Note Carss
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Double Stick Tape
I collected card making magazines for years and I loved the issues that would show a sketch of a card and then several cards using that sketch for inspiration – they called it a “Card Recipe”. I thought of that when I was trying to decide on the card(s) to make since I had three new stamps I wanted to play with.
I sketched out a design by first tracing around an A2 card – 4.25” x 5.5”. I had recently purchased a new 6”x6” paper pad so decided for this recipe to add a layer of patterned paper to the bottom part of the card. (I’m getting a little better at not buying all the ones I like – just one this time!) And I have quite a collection of washi tape so I thought adding a stripe to the top edge of the patterned paper would be a fun way to use some.
I stamped out the images on white paper and colored with Copic markers, trimmed them leaving a tiny white border. Then stamped the greetings on a couple of the patterned papers and cut them out. I stamped out a bunch not knowing which ones I wanted to use for sure.
To assemble the cards I used my recipe as a guide and added double stick tape to the card and laid the patterned paper down using the line on the recipe as a guide. Added the washi tape and trimmed the excess from the backside. To add a little extra texture under the greeting, I added a piece of a bag of avocados. I almost threw the bag away and realized it might be fun to use on cards. I then put foam tape on the back of the stamped images so they popped up a little off the card. And added the greeting on top of the mesh.
Hope you are inspired to create some Card Recipes.