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 her art featured on this card:
Abiqua’s Drinking Gourd is my pride and joy. It was invited to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in New Berlin for their opening exhibit. This piece is a mixed media piece. The background was painted in dark shades of red and purples and set outside to dry. It began to sprinkle, rushing outdoors to rescue my piece, I discovered that the rain drops left an interesting background. The next step was to “look and see” what was in the painting. I saw hostas. I then proceeded to draw and paint each leaf with colored pencil. The leaves at the center of the painting were painted with detail and bright colors. The background leaves are darker and less detail.
And how the card was made:
Sent With Love. Select a shimmer gold card stock that is 8 ½ X 5 ½. The green shimmer insert is 5 ¼ X 4. On the right side of the green paper cut a heart shape using the Traditional Heart Layering Basics Die Set 1459e. Secure the heart design paper behind the green paper and secure to the gold base.
Using the heart die set, cut 2 gold paper (same as base paper) hearts, 2 blue shimmer paper hears and a heart design paper heart. Refer to the photo for sizes.
Using the gold base paper cut out the Miniature Moments Sent With Love Die 1254e. Cut off the “love”. Secure it along side the heart on the card face. Refer to photo.
Let’s decorate the inside of the card. First, cut a shimmer green paper heart. Cut a Rococo Die and Stamp Set-Floral heart from the heart design paper. Cut another sent with love die and keep the word “love”. Secure the floral heart and “love” to the green heart and pop up onto the card.
Place a shimmer white piece of paper 4 X 5 and secure it to the inside of the card. Please refer to the photo. With color changes, this will make a wonderful Valentines Day Card.