Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Shutterstock site.....I loved the monochromatic tones of this awesome forest photo. For my card, I began by creating a large panel with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, which some are now calling the 'Smoosh' technique. Three shades of brown ink pads were smooshed onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water, then white cardstock mopped up all of the ink. Once the panel was dry, two shaped panels were cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Pierced Vintage Labels Dies, for the image panels on front and back of the flip card. The pine images from the 'Seek Me' set were inked first with Close to Cocoa, then Chocolate Chip; each time the stamp(s) were inked, they were spritzed with water before stamping. The first photo is the front of the card when folded (will fit into an A2 envelope).
This photo shows the front panel as it's being flipped open.
This photo shows the inside image/scripture panel which also was stamped with the 'Seek Me' stamp set. To match the scripture verse, 'Seek' and 'Find' banners were cut with the ODBD Custom Alphabet Flags Dies, backed with white cardstock then 'tied' together with linen thread. At the bottom of the card, a scene was created using the following ODBD Custom Dies: Curvy Slopes and Trees and Deer. Before adhering the image panels, they were both matted with the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies. The card base and ODBD 'Ephemera Essentials' plaid design were all cut out with the ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Flip Fold and Layers Dies. A greeting panel was added to the back side of the card in order to write a birthday message for my Dad; the layer die used for the Seek Find panel was used to cut out the greeting panel..perfect fit! :) For the finishing touch, three 'faux brads' were added to the front corner (leftover die cut pieces from a previous project, coated with a clear glaze pen.)
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