Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paper Creations Ink! Challenge #22 Natural Materials

Hello! I have created this card to participate in Paper Creations Ink! Challenge #22 "Natural Materials (burlap, twine, cork, twigs, leaves, etc.)"!  I used a wood sheet for the main layer and the sentiment tag.  I also used some natural linen thread and sticking with the "Natural" theme I chose the Lovely As A Tree stamp for my main image.  This picture really doesn't do this card justice it is so much nicer in real life.  After I finished it I was almost surprised at how gorgeous it turned - simple and understated but elegant too somehow (if elegant is the right word to use for a masculine card that is).  I enjoyed this challenge - thanks design team at Paper Creations Ink!  Hope you enjoy today's card and thanks so much for stopping by!

Details: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I cut a piece of the wood sheet with my paper cutter (its very thin and almost fragile) and glued it to the cardstock base of textured Always Artichoke.  I stamped the image on the DSP and heat embossed the image.  Then I used my finger daubers to add the color to the sky, ground and trees. I stamped the sentiment on the wood sheet and then punched out with the Modern Label Punch (119849).  I also punched another piece using Old Olive cardstock and cut it in half to layer behind the wood sentiment.  I wrapped the linen thread around the DSP (layered on a piece of Always Artichoke textured cardstock) several times to get the thicker effect then glued the layered sentiment on top of that.   

Supplies (all from Stampin' Up!):  Cardstock - Always Artichoke. Wood Sheet (116309). Patterned Paper - Frostwood Lodge (retired from Holiday Mini). Linen thread (104199).  Inks - Chocolate chip, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist. 


  1. Hi Danielle,
    I love your card and the wonderful trees! Also love the twine you have added :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at PaperCreations Challenges :)
    Lynn xxx

  2. this is stunning, not sure if you have seen the Mojo Monday Blog, check it out...


    enjoy *~*

    1. Thanks Teresa - for your nice comment and the note on Mojo Monday. I found out by receiving two very nice notes from the other winners. I was so surprised and had to quickly pop in and check it out. I spent all day grinning every time I thought about it and couldn't wait to get home and post the great news. Thanks so much.

  3. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink!


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