Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gallon quart pint Challenge

I Challenged Myself 1 - 12"X12" paper= 6 cards. Card Design Handbook: The Gallon, quart pint challenge

I've decided that I wanted to make some masculine cards to have on hand and for a versatile assortment to offer. Starting with a 12" X 12" piece of patterned paper -Vintage world map, I cut 6- 4" X 5.25" to be used as the background paper for 6 cards. Not using any sketch or color challenge I wanted to see what I could design using all the lessons I've learned in the Card Design Handbook..

This first one is scored  with one inch diagonal lines, then a dab of fabric paint is added to each intersection. Set aside to dry - then pressed down to flatten. I used Versa mark on all the dots and the anchor (svg cut file) then added Rangers Perfect pearls Blue Pantina with a brush - spritzing to activate.

I cut the various strips, inking all the edges and wrote the sentiment using a stencil. I tied twine around the top third of the card adding the strip-sentiments by folding over the twine. All the edges are faux stitched with a quilters wheel.

Following the Gallon - Quart - Pint - principal I added the red and navy oblong shape - layered with silver chain beads - for my pint of color.

Up next using the same background paper with inked edges, layered with a wood embossed strip of red also inked. Tiny strips of the background paper are folded over the red strip, top and bottom, holes punched and copper brads added. The boaters wheel and the anchor are covered with a thick coating of Glossy Accents and left to dry. Later Versa Mark and copper Perfect pearls were dusted on the elements. I looped the white cording through the anchor and over and under the brads. Again strips and pieces are added for the sentiment and balance.     
Changed these up a bit but still using similar components, same colors. I added a tiny light house bead and two others to dangle down the rope. Well that's four so far stay tuned for upcoming cards...


"Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold."  ~Lord Chesterfield

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  1. Fabulous masculine set of cards. Love everyone of them. Love all the special nautical embellishments ... and your color choice is perfect!

  2. Hey Carole! Thanks for linking this up to the Gallon/Quart/Pint Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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