Saturday, March 22, 2014
March Paper Pumpkin
I didn't care for the colour scheme nor the natural wood finish on the wooden accents so I changed it up! I used coastal cabana, raspberry ripple & gold for my inks & I pressed each of those natural wood finish pieces into an inkpad to create the colours I wanted! The only caution I'd give you with this is that your fingers get inking and it takes a while to dry, but I loved the result...It even worked well in the gold pad!
I also cut apparent some of the envelope liners to create different accents on the cards as I was having trouble with the polymer stamps included in this month's kit...they weren't stamping well or even...so glad I stamped on scrap a bunch first...you'll see I used them a bit, but I abandoned them completely when it came time to do up the envelopes and pulled out a banner rubber set from SAB. One thing I'd really like to highlight for you is that SU doubled the quantity of cards in this month's kit...there were 8 card bases and 8 envelopes...which, to me, is a much better value that in previous kits!! I also liked the 3 trends I got to play with in this month's kit:
- watercolor backgrounds (see the coastal cabana watercolor stripes on the card basis
- gold...using gold in décor, clothing, crafting, it's all the rage these days
- glitter...love the little dots, don't you?!
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Oh and for the traditionalists, here's a video from SU of what this month's Paper Pumpkin projects were supposed to look like: