Thursday, 13 June 2013


I've returned from a few days in Brisbane for the Papercraft Expo just in time to enter Flourishes Textures of Nature Challenge.  I started this card with black cardstock and layered on a piece of teal cardstock which has been textured with a Woodgrain embossing folder (Cuttlebug).  Then I cut a rectangle of paper from Kaisercraft's BaseCoat Collection and stamped it with the hat and rods image from Flourishes What a Catch stamp set with Memento Teal Zeal ink and layered that onto more black cardstock and adhered it to my background piece.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock, layered that onto black cardstock and added it to the background.  I stamped the fish image from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die.  I die cut the black cardstock with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die and adhered it to the left hand edge of the paper piece.  Then I die cut the black cadrstock with another oval die and glued the coloured image on top and added that to the card front with foam tape, and that was my card using textures from nature with an outdoorsy theme!

Copic Colours used were:  BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, RV000, B00, R89.

Thanks for coming to visit!


  1. That woodgrain look is awesome, very cool idea. Almost like a vintage photo. Great fathers day card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Textures Challenge.

  2. Helen that paper looks just like birch wood! What a great match for the challenge. Very masculine and sharp looking. Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes!

  3. WOW this is just amazing Helen! Fabulous design and amazing coloring! Great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

    P.S. We would really appreciate it if you could link back to our challenge blog in your post! Thanks so much!

  4. Beautiful masculine card Helen!!! The added texture details are awesome...thanks for joining us!

  5. Fabulous card! If you were to ask my boys what one thing said summer to them, they would say fishing!! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. challenge this week!


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