front of card
close-up showing image panel
& background detail
close-up of image
inside of card
close-up showing textured tan cardstock
& paper pierced scallops
The Paper Craft Planet Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #21 is "CREATE YOUR OWN BACKING PAPERS" with the prize being 3 Sugar Nellie stamps of the winner's choice. Combining this with the Sugar Bowl Challenge #43 (a sketch by Judy with the optional theme of including buttons) & the additional theme of Autumn provided the inspiration for my card. The card is complete without a sentiment in order to make it suitable for a number of occasions.
This is the first time I have used this Distress Ink & stickers background technique (described by Jane Johnson on the Whiff Of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog) & I was so thrilled with the results that I will use it again.
Stamp Sugar Nellie Home Grown Autumn Kit 2009.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Distress Inks (Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive &Vintage Photo) & Brilliance Galaxy Gold for inking most cardstock edges. Rusty Hinge Distress Ink was used for the background inking technique.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock Dark brown, dark cream, assorted greens, red, textured tan & gold pearlescent from "stash".
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, scalloped square & leaves).
The pearls & buttons are from "stash".
Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #21 - Create Your Own Backing Papers
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #43 - Judy's sketch + Theme: Buttons
Allsorts Wk 69 - Colours of Autumn
Anything Goes Wk 15 - Autumn (Autumnal colours & celebrations of Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival)
A Spoon Full of Sugar #120 - Animal Crackers
Charisma Cardz Wk 36 - Try Something New (technique - see above)
Fab 'n' Funky #39 - Whateva'
Paper Play Wk 36 - Autumn is a Comin' (Autumnal colours)
Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Fun (Autumnal celebrations of Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival)