I was quite productive and crafty over my holiday - most of the cards I will be sharing within the next little while will be those I created during that time. Here's one I created just for fun - no challenges or occasion in mind.
I started out with a piece of cardstock from a watercolour pad cut at 2.5 x 3.5 inches that I was going to use to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). I stamped a background using the leaves from Inkadinkado's 'Leaves' set in Vanilla Versacolor ink.
I think it sat on my craft desk like that for about 2 weeks. Last week while at my craft desk working on something else inspiration hit and I finally knew what to do with it (as you can tell from the photo above I abandoned the ATC idea). I stamped the leaves again a piece of watercolour card (same kind as the ATC) using Pinecone, Umber and Sand Beige Versacolor ink and I cut out them out using my new Cutterbee scissors (great tool I should add). I arranged them how I wanted them to appear on the card and taped them together on the back. I wrapped a piece of twine a few times around the stems of the leaves and taped the ends to the back of the ATC layer. I popped the arrangement of leaves up with foam dots to give the card some dimension and then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts' 'All Occasion Messages' set in Pinecone Versacolor ink.
The last thing I did was adhere the ATC to the card which measures 4 x 6 inches (scored on the longest side at 3 inches). It's my new favourite size card - it's easy for me to remember when cutting up cardstock, it fits the ATC with a nice mat and I have envelopes that it fits into perfectly - win, win, win!
I used Canson cardstock for the card base, and watercolour card from a pad for the ATC and leaves. I think the different card types add alot of interest and texture and once I got going it was such a fun and easy card to make that I made another one using another abandoned ATC which I will post tomorrow!