Recently my very talented dear friend, Gail Jaeger, designed a series of six floral cards with Tonic Studios dies. While I am away at CHA Creativation, I am going to feature her cards and the descriptions she has shared. Gail is a real artist and what is most amazing about these cards is that they all feature works of art that Gail painted! After completing a painting, Gail takes a picture and then uses the photo of the painting as part of her card art. I am thrilled to feature Gail's art and cards on my blog while I am gone.
Here is what Gail shared about the painting featured on this card:
Third Rock from the Sun Is my first abstract painting and is much more difficult than I thought. To begin, I glued circles onto the canvas, followed by rice paper and gauze. Three circles of varying sizes are the focal point. Yellow, red and purple and their blending are the three colors I used. Light colors border dark colors to create tension and white netting spray brings the whole piece together.
And here is a description of how she made the card and the supplies used:
Many Thanks. This card has added dimension that’s an attention getter. So let’s start crafting. Begin with a dark purple card base 4 ¼ X 11. Take a second piece of dark purple paper the cut it into 3 pieces, 2 (2 ¾ X 4 ¼) and the third 2 ¾ X 5 ½ emboss them using the folder 1441e Layered Leaves. Secure to the card base score at 2 ¾ and 5 ½. At the 5-½ score line, fold the card in on itself. Refer to photo. You did this step because the embossing folder could not accomplish this in one step and the ¼ inch difference allows you to fold the card.
Cut a piece of deep yellow paper 3 ½ X 10 ¼ and score at 5 and 7 ¾, round the edges. Fold the score line 5 score line; fold the card in on itself. Refer to photo. Secure to the dark purple card base leaving an even border on all sides.
Take a magenta piece of paper, cut it into 3 pieces 2(3 X 4 ½,) and 2 X 3. Emboss the 3 pieces with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Attach to the yellow paper leaving an even border. Select the Mixed Edge Oval Layering Basic Die Set 1456e cut out ovals that will fit on to the three magenta pieces on the card face. As you can see, multiple layering is taking effect. Using the Essentials 1431e Autumnal Oak Die Set cut out the leaves as shown on the card and secure in place.
Using the Miniature Moments Many Thanks 1252e, die cut and secure to the front of the card.