Monday, November 30, 2015

Circle of Family

Hi everyone!  Shellye here with my final post as Guest Designer for the month of November...I've enjoyed my time here immensely!  For today I have a pair of cards featuring my favorite shape, the circle and the November Creative Cafe Kit

For the first card, I used the Exclusive Creatively Clear Family Tree stamp set and stamped the owl family onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The owls were colored with brown shades of Prismacolor pencils and then carefully trimmed out from the white paper. 
A 3.75" circle was die-cut from the yellow cardstock.  Next, I spritzed a piece of acetate with Fireworks Tangelo and Summer Sky misting spray and then pressed it onto the yellow circle.  The branch was then stamped and colored in with Le Plume markers.

 A larger circle mat was cut from the solid 6X6 paper and layered onto the card with foam adhesive.

For the next card, I added some shading to the "family" stamp from the Exclusive Clear Home Sweet Home stamp set.
 After stamping the sentiment onto the olive green cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I used a Zig 03 black pen to add the fill lines.  Draw the lines on the downstroke of each letter.  To do so, I just mimicked the motion of writing the word "family" and each time the pen goes down with the shape of the letter, add a shade line as shown above.

Now, fill in the area with the same black pen; you may also wish to use hash-lines instead of filling in with a solid color.

The word "together" was stamped just below the word "family" and so that the tail of the "Y" intersected with the letter "T".  The sentiment at the top was curved slightly before stamping.  I used a walnut ink to distress the edge of the circle after it was die-cut. 

Two 1/8" holes were punched at the sides of the circle and twine knotted through to tie in with the sentiment!

Both cards were made into A2 size and if you will notice, I used the same easy design for both cards!
Thanks for joining me today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Love Makes You Family
Family Tree and Home Sweet Home
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Love Makes You Family 6X6 Paper Pad; Navy, Yellow and Green Cardstock 
Ink/Color:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink; Le Plume E869 and PV778; ZIG 03 Black Pen; Prismacolor Pencils; Fireworks Tangelo and Summer Sky Misting Spray
Adhesives: Foam tape; Zip Dry GGlue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Love Makes You Family ribbon
Misc: Buttons, twine, flowers 

1 comment:

Karen T said...

This is amazing Shellye - I love the tutorial on how to enhance the stamped word image with your gel pen. both are beautiful!