My crafting time and crafting supplies have been very limited lately. Long story short in my roller coaster life, I have become separated from my crafting supplies. Crafting has kept me sane over the years, so I am slowly rebuilding. For those of you who have known me for some time….you know I could not live without burlap for long! I have been known to add burlap to any project…but it is the perfect texture for a masculine card. In the past I was the crafter with every color of cardstock and coordinating ink…..now not so much! So, you will be seeing a lot of improvising as I rebuild my craft room. My card was created with one of my favorite stamp sets from Close to My Heart, D1703 Nature’s Wish. This set features great outdoor life images and a selection of versatile sentiments. Here is a look at the complete set-
My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.
I wanted my card to have an earthy feel to it. While the burlap was a great start….I only had bright pattern and White Daisy cardstock. Watercolors to the rescue. I simply diluted my watercolors and washed the White Daisy cardstock and the pattern paper with watercolors to remove the harsh white finish. I love that my white panel has an almost wood look to it now. I stamped my images and distressed the edges of all layers with Cocoa pigment ink. I love the end result, though it did take some a little outside of the box thinking to accomplish it.
Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1703 Nature’s Wish
B1535 Hooked on You
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink Set
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Burlap Cardstock by DCWV
Plaid Paper, Boy Oh Boy by Carta Bella
Enamel Dots by Echo Park
I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge-Lots of Layers
Heartful Stamping Challenge-Animals
Little Red Wagon-Plaids & Polka Dots
Simon Says Stamp-Make Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations-Close to Nature
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget all dies are 25% off this month in my store!