Monday, November 4, 2013

Rustic Peace and Joy

Here's my card for the current Curtain Call inspiration challenge.  I took my inspiration from the wreath in the inspiration photo as well as the pretty bluish weathered wood background.

Designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey InkI made my own blue weathered wood background by stamping the wood plank image from Papertrey Ink's Background Basics:  Farm and Barn set repeatedly on a cream panel in pale blue ink.  I wish I had a light blue pigment ink--it would have worked a little better . . . I gave the edges an aged look by inking them with some distress ink.

The wreath image is from PTI's Wreath for All Seasons set.  I stamped the wreath in green ink, then added the berries in red.  To set it off from the background, I used a circle die to cut an opening in the card.  I filled in the opening with the wreath, framed with a red circle.  A red gingham bow adds another rustic element to the design.  I used a combination of stamps from the Grand Ampersand set to stamp the "peace and joy" sentiment around the outside edge of the red frame in kraft colored pigment ink.

Materials Used:
Background Basics: Farm and Barn, Wreath for All Seasons and Grand Ampersand stamp sets (Papertrey Ink); Memento Summer Sky ink and Memento Luxe Pistachio, Rhubarb Stalk, and Toffee Crunch inks (Tsukineko); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle die (Spellbinders); red gingham ribbon; Bow Easy

1 comment:

  1. so delicate and pretty, Lori! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!


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