Tuesday 22 June 2021

Leafy greens

I was feeling a bit lacking in inspiration for a Father’s Day card and finally decided to kick start using a challenge. Let’s Squash It is currently challenging us to use a nature-themed folder along with some kind of watercolour medium so that was my starting point.

I used Memento markers and coloured directly on the folder, gave it a very light spritz with water and ran it through the machine. 

This is a lovely dramatic folder - it’s called “fallen leaves” which might suggest autumn but I thought using greens would give it a lush foliage feel more suited to summer. Dad's a careful gardener though, I don’t think his garden would ever look quite as unkempt as this might suggest!

Watercolour paper
Scraps of black cardstock and Bristol board
Versafine ink (Onyx Black)
Fallen Leaves 3D embossing folder (Sizzix)
Happy Stamp and Cut set (Hero Arts)
Memento markers (Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, New Sprout)
Stitched rectangle dies A6 size (Paper Rose)


Dotty Jo said...

Wow, not seen that EF before, Joanne. It's a stunner and I love how you made it a celebration of Summer. Always love your cards. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! again - always good to have you join us, Jo x

Karen said...

I really like this Joanne. x

Wavejumper said...

Dad is a gardener and you could not think of inspiration???? LOL There must be *some* flower in your stash he has not seen yet!

This is very nice! I like that EF! I have never seen it either. Super lush-screams of summer! He will like it!!

I never think about memento being water soluble. Good reminder! :D

hugs Margot

Jeanne H said...

Well done and I really like the different green colors. tfs

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love that very interesting folder and beautiful green shades. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz