I got up early this morning (Sunday) and instead of folding laundry, I decided to make a card (not much of a debate with myself over that decision, I might add). I combined challenges from Create with Connie & Mary; Dynamic Duos and Friday Mashup to come up with this card:
Firstly, I need to apologise to the Dynamic Duos team. I saw the challenge this morning and went off to make my card. However, I thought the challenge was Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black. I really, really wanted to use Tangerine Tango, but told myself "No, stick to the challenge colors" doh! I do think this card would look better in Tangerine Tango but it is what it is. That'll teach me that at my age, I really should write things down rather than rely on my memory!
Anyway, onto the card. I finger-walked the Dictionary stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock, using Crumb Cake ink. I then over-stamped with a couple of the spatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge. The circular panel was made by stamping the leaf from Faith in Nature (after I mounted it - NBUS!) in Black Stazon onto watercolor paper. I then dripped water onto the paper and swirled Pumpkin Pie ink over until I was happy with the result. Once it was dry, I lightly sponged the edge in Crumb Cake ink and mounted it onto a scrap of Faux Suede Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I'd had in my scrap folder forever.
I wrapped some Early Espresso Baker's Twine around the vanilla layer (oh how I wish that came in black!) and then stamped and cut the sentiment to fit under it.
I don't know if leaving the circle over the edge of the card is quirky or dorky, but decided to leave it as it is.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Faith in Nature; Gorgeous Grunge; Dictionary
Ink: Black Stazon; Pumpkin Pie; Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Basic Black; Very Vanilla; Pumpkin Pie; Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Early Espresso Bakers Twine; sponge