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!