Saturday, September 14, 2013

Green Pastures

 This latest card is called Green Pastures.  It is a tri-fold shutter card created with a Sizzix die.  The die both cuts and scores the cardstock.  It is a Bigz XL die.  The rubber stamps are from Stampscapes.  The sheep stamp is from an unknown company. The die was used twice.  Once with the brown background and a second time with a patterned paper.   The scene was stamped on the pattern paper, and then the panels were cut apart, trimmed down and attached with adhesive.  Cutting the scene paper from the die saved time and made this scene go much faster.  I keep trying to decide if this card is finished or if I should add some words.  There are several nice areas where I could add  sentiments.  What do you think?  The inks are Distress inks and Copic markers with air brushing.  I used the paper towel technique for the sky.  I plan to do some more cards with this Sizzix Die, it is a lot of fun to work with and it is a good die to show off coordinating paper.  The card doesn't fold up too tidy (below).  That is due to the type of card stock that I chose to use, not the die.  The cardstock is actually a chipboard and kind of bulky to fold, but I like the way that it makes  the card stand up which is how I would display it.