Sunday, 27 January 2013

Dynamic Foliage

The colors at Dynamic Duos this week are great.  I love neutrals and Soft Suede and Crumb Cake are fantastic together!  With these colors, it's easy to go with a masculine card and that's what I did:

I went with a collage look for this card using multiple images in varying ink generations.  I first inked up the Netting background then placed my cardstock on top and "walked" my fingers across the card so that not all the card was inked.  Then I stamped various images from Nature Walk and French Foliage in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.  For all but the postmark images, I stamped off the Soft Suede ink to give a lighter impression.

The banners were made using First Edition DSP and sponging the edges with Crumb Cake.  I then curled the edges slightly.  The die-cut foliage is from a PTI set called Larger Than Life with matching die.  I would have liked to use the Secret Garden foliage from the upcoming mini, but I don't have that set so had to make do.

All in all, I'm quite happy with this card.  I didn't put a sentiment on it which makes it suitable for many different occasions.

Thanks for looking.  I'm glad I had time to play along with this challenge.  Most challenges posted on Sunday or Monday (NZ time) I can't join in on because of work and other commitments, but having this week off work means lots of card-making, hopefully!

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamps:  Nature Walk; French Foliage; Netting; Larger Than Life (PTI)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Soft Suede; Very Vanilla; First Edition DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake; Soft Suede
Accessories:  Naturals Designer Buttons; Linen Thread; sponges; Larger Than Life die (PTI)

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen for an Honorable Mention at Dynamic Duos.  Thanks, guys!



Jenny Engelke said...

Great card! I love all the layers of stamps. The button and the newsprint paper rock too!

Dianna said...

Just gorgeous! I'll be making cards similar to this - thanks for the inspiration!


Christine Blain said...

Love this, Karren!! I, too, am a huge fan of neutrals (Crumb Cake especially). I really like all the details on your card - great job with this challenge.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm not usually a huge fan of the collage card, Karren, but this one is wonderfully subtle and vintage and with all those text details, you know it has a story to tell! Well done!!

Bobbie said...

So pretty! I adore the newsprint with the images. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Amy White said...

Beautiful background you've created! Love the newsprint banner strips too! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness, you absolutely rocked the collage look with this gorgeous card, Karren! The newsprint banners are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, Karren, for the well-deserved Darling shoutout from DD!!