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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wood is So Serene!

I adore texture and warmth in cards and more! Here is a quick card that I designed for my Brother In Laws birthday. Embossing folders do so much!!

With Crumb Cake paper I saw that Chocolate Chip ink is indicated as the brown that is an ideal match (says my Color Coach). I grabbed the Serene Silhouettes stamp set and stamped the lower corner this collection of trees with Chocolate Chip ink.

There are two colored cards here. My son really wanted me to make a "Green like growing bamboo" card. So he asked me to do something with Wild Wasabi. I did a card very similar to the Crumb Cake but with the Color Coach's suggestion of Garden Green as its monochromatic match. Which do YOU prefer??

Running it through the Woodgraine Embossing folder and my Big Shot, I added texture while giving a nod to the wood in the trees. It adds depth and dimension while reinforcing the masculine feel of it all.

I love stamping an image or sentiment directly to a DSP (Designer Series Paper). Here I stamped Birthday wishes from this great collection of birthday sentiments. The DSP is from the collection in a pad format from the Holiday Mini (Festive pack? I'm out n about so the name escapes me, lol).

The Decorative Label Punch is a MUST for everyone's collection! Here is frames, perfectly, the sentiment. I then sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink to add a break for the eye. Tone on tone is lovely but it blurs on the eye. Here the subtle border separates the DSP and Sentiment while adding depth and character.

Stampin Dimensional adhesive is ideal when. You have a textured background. It wraps around the texture where other adhesives don't. It raises the sentiment here and looks great doing so.

I added a dash of more "wood" with our Natural Buttons mimics the background, tying it all together and reinforcing the masculine feel.

This is really a quick and easy card. Perfect for my Brother In Law and its masculine but classic (totally Jeff's style!).

I hope you feel the love with this card. Go for it, stamp an image or sentiment on DSP, it's not just for layering!











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