Saturday, December 27, 2014

:: you & me ::

Hi!  It's Dona (orange gearle), back with a card I made for The Rubber Cafe, featuring the Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit and the bonus add-on stamp set, Winging It.

The patterned papers in the 6x6 pad from Carta Bella are fantastic!  I knew from the moment I opened my kit that I wanted to use these papers together! 

For the base I used the dark, red card stock, cut and folded to 5 & 1/2" by 4&1/4".
Next, I grabbed the three coordinating pieces of paper that I fell in love with from the 6x6 Carta Bella Moments & Memories paper pad (included in the kit).  I cut the flower paper to  2 1/4", the green to 1 3/4" and the thin strip of polkadot paper to 1/2". I glued them to the base with Scrap Happy Glue (polkadot paper last). Then came the fun!

I grabbed the dragonfly stamp, Memento ink and that lovely shimmering card stock. I stamped the dragonfly and then decided I wanted to get out one of my favorite things -- gelatos by Faber-Castell DMC.  I mixed the green, gold and a little blue to make an olive green to match the paper.  I did this by shaving off a little of each of those colors and adding a little water before mixing with a brush.  Then I applied the green and red with a thin brush. The shimmering background of the card stock only add to the look!  I love how it turned out! 

Next I fussy cut it out of the card stock, used Scrap Happy Glue on the body, and a 3D foam square at the base of each wing to give it a pop -- and on the card it went!

Finally,  I cut the phrases "You & Me" and "grateful for this life" out of one of the patterned papers included in the 6x6 pad and attached them as my message (I popped up the You & Me to add a bit of interest and texture).

This was a fun one to make!  Thank you for the opportunity to make and share this card with you all!

Stamps:  The Rubber Café – Creative Café kit of the Month ; Take Flight; The dragonfly stamp is from the (bonus add-on) "Winging It" stamp set.
Paper:  The Rubber Café – Creative Café kit of the Month; Take Flight
Adhesives:  The Rubber Café –Scrap Happy Glue3D foam squares
Other:  Gelatos

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