I enjoyed making this card for a fisherman - not sure if he was a saltwater or freshwater fisher, but he got a trout themed card ...
The featured stamp is by Hasting Rubber Stamps - a New Zealand company, and it shows several stylized iconic N.Z. items. The ferns, the Manuka (the wee pink flowers) and the way the weed in the foreground is curled is a typical Maori motif. The mountain portrayed is Mt Cook-Aoraki, New's Zealand's highest peak.
I mounted the pencil coloured feature panel over some torn corrugated card, that I had rubbed copper Inka Gold paste on. The side was left plain to stamp and emboss the sentiment, another stamp by a N.Z. company, Montarga
The card base is a forest Green, and I layered a deep maroon piece of a thick mulberry paper behind the cardboard. I was really happy with the outcome of this card.
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It's good to be back again - and I think I may be a bit more active in the bloggy world as the gardens are gradually coming under control, and now I am starting in on curtains etc... things that did not get done last year are finally getting caught up on.