Thursday, July 18, 2013

S'more Summertime Cards

We were just up in Door County, Wisconsin for our annual camping trip with five other families.  This is part of our Summertime fun.  There are cherry orchards up on the peninsula and often we come home we have a pail or two of tart cherries to make into pies or jam.  I used the new Dreamweaver cherry stencil for the focus of my card.  I then pasted the image onto white card stock with white matte paste.  After the paste was dry, I placed the stencil back on the cherries and applied a layer of yellow ink.  I then used the screen to create the faux cross stitch look on the cherries and leaves.  It wasn't how I envisioned it, so I removed the screen and stenciled more of the "stitch" color on the cherries.  It was just what I wanted...a subtle hint of cross stitch!  I did add a few highlights with the Signo White Gel pen to give the cherries some dimension.  Then I embossed the Checkerboard background with the cuttlebug and the rubber mat.  Then I used the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink with a large stencil brush and did the Strie technique.  Layer all the pieces and here is my bit of Summertime!  Check out some other fabulous samples from the Design Team...

6 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful Strie technique on this!

LynB said...

Very soft look Heidi. I like the added checked background panel with the strie technique!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty and subtle colors. Nice look.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a wonderful card Heidi...I have seen so many variations with this stencil and I love them all!

Louise said...

Oh Heidi I love how this turned out! So pretty! I always associate cherries with Door County too!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! I just go some cherries from the store this afternoon... one of my favorite summer fruit treats!