Today I have a card project using some NEW goodies from Gina K Designs. I love love love this set, it's called Little Cutie and I'm in love. I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to create a faux lattice background. I don't know why, I was just inspired to do so. It was a great way to use up some of my white scraps. I keep a shallow tray next to my paper trimmer to store my white paper scraps. I use a lot of white cardstock so keeping it there at the ready as helped me use it more. the smallest of scraps goes into a container to keep for making my own paper, someday. SIGH... I digress... today I have a cute card using Hey Cutie.
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I cut down a bunch of my long skinny scraps to 1" wide. I adhered two pieces together using liquid adhesive to give them a bit more dimension. I then adhered them with the same liquid glue to my background panel which is cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. I use a ton of Neenah 110 lb Solar White Classic Crest cardstock (I can feel the difference between my white cardstocks to know that I was using all Neenah 110, but honestly, it doesn't matter). Lattice is rough and uneven at times. Having different weights of cardstock really wouldn't matter in this situation. I did lay them out in a 45 degree angle lining them up on my craft mat. I used my big scissors to cut them off. Doing my best to cut straight, but again, it doesn't matter. In fact the rougher it looks, the more realistic, if that's what you are going for.
I stamped my images with Distress ink in Antique Linen onto Arches cold press watercolor paper. I used my Daniel Smith watercolors to paint my images. I would love to tell you exactly what I used but I ended up moistening a dried pile of paint that I mixed together the last time I painted and I couldn't tell you. To the best of my ability I remember mixing Aussie Red Gold, Cad. Red. Med, and Naples Yellow for the oranges. The leaves could be a mix of Green Gold, Sap Green, and Hooker's Green. With Burnt Umber for the branches. I hope this makes sense... I'm sorry. I fussy cut all images with my trusty scissors.
I wanted to make the sentiment a circle so I found my trusty circle frame dies and the "hey cutie" stamp from the same Hey Cutie stamp set and picked one that best aligned with the size of the sentiment. I then heat embossed stamping first with Gina k watermark ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.
For a bit of flare I added the black enamel dots from my stash. I popped up the largest orange with foam squares and did the same with the sentiment. I did adhere the longer branch flat to the card panel with liquid adhesive.
I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. You can find more information on these products over on Gina K's website (CLICK HERE!).
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