Saturday, August 24, 2013

Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun

So this style is a little step back in time for me.  It's been a while since I used gesso and pinned on charms.

I love using the Kraft Tags - they're such a yummy colour!  I stroked gesso onto the tag with a brush, then gave it a smattering of Walnut ink (the real stuff, not the stamping ink!).  Since I knew I was going to be messing with it a bit more, I used StazOn to stamp the quote, as I didn't want it to run.

On The Edge Butterflies and the Pediments were diecut from chipboard and then given a little wingtip and edge treatment with Walnut Ink, spritzed with water to make it run and then allowed to dry. 
To get the Composition Leaf on the wings, I just wiped glue stick over the surface and chose bits of leaf that were autumn-like colours.  I pressed them in place with my fingers.

I wanted some colour in the stamped tag, so I used the Ink Blending tool to blend Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany.  lol, think that was enough?
The tag, butterflies and pediment die cuts were assembled as shown using Be Creative double-sided tape and then mounted on the tent card using Pop Dots.  The card had the border drawn freehand (yeah, no kidding!!) using two different tips of Pigma pens.  (Design Team member Sherry Cheever has rubbed off on me with these borders and her fabulous messy bows).

The last thing is to use a ribbon to tie on a key and wire pin (really, these are adorable little kilt pins!) and then create a messy bow. Oh, and round the corners of the chipboard card with the Corner Chomper!

A portion of this card can be see on Tammy Tutterow's blog as the Quietfire Design ad.
Thanks for having a look!

The thumbnail links to most of the items used in this card are below.


  1. That is a lovely card Suzanne :) I don't remember seeing that stamp before though.

  2. Gorgeous card. And dangitall, another stamp I "must" have.... ;)

  3. All the right touches, it's just beautiful.
    suz, now in St. Albert, AB

  4. I love the techniques Suzanne. It's a beautiful card in welcoming the Fall season.

  5. Love the creation, and GEsso, I think I have a real relationship with gesso, I'm starting to buy it by the gallon in white and black. Love the black. I haven't seen any books from you lately, not bookbinding anymore?

  6. Love your lovely dimensional card!!!