While I was designing this month's Corner Adorner, I had images of rustic weddings running through my head. Images like this one from Style Me Pretty:
The mix of burlap and lace and romantic flowers makes me such a happy lady. So when I went to use this set for the first time, I couldn't think of a better source of inspiration.
I began by card by heat embossing the lace corners onto Classic Kraft cardstock using white embossing powder. I love the way the details pop off the neutral background. Then, I die cut a panel from Rustic White cardstock using one of my new Pierced Feature Frames dies.
You'll be hearing more about these dies in a few days. I will mention that not only can you cut frames with these dies, but there is a pierced detail along the inside of the frames that embellishes the center panel, too, so you kind of get two for the price of one - a frame and a mat!
I stamped that layer with flowers and leaves from Botanical Bounty. Then, I sponged a piece of Sweet Blush cardstock with Pale Peony ink. I die cut the Big Love shape and adhered it with foam tape over the flowers. Next, I die cut the small banner from the Tag Sale #10 die and heat embossed the With All My Heart greeting using white embossing powder. I tucked that banner under the die cut greeting to finish the card. It feels just like the inspiration photo to me. A little bit rustic, a little bit romantic, and a little bit of color to add a touch of cheer.
Next up, I've paired Dawn's new Never Enough Thanks with Betsy's Fence Line: Summer to create a thank you card that would be perfect for your favorite beach bum.
I began by sponging a tad bit of Aqua Mist ink on the top of a Rustic White card base. I speckled it with a bit of water to add a little texture and let it dry thoroughly. If you rush this step you run the risk of your subsequent stamped images bleeding on the damp spots. Next, I stamped the fence in Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Bean inks. I added the wire with Smokey Shadow and the rope around the logs using Classic Kraft.
I used Fine Linen sand and Prairie Grass sedges to add to the scene. I also stamped the sentiment from Dawn's new set using Smokey Shadow ink. Next, I die cut the largest Pierced Feature Frames shape from Classic Kraft and tied it with a rustic jute bow. I adhered it to the card front with foam tape for a bit of dimension.
Then, I stamped and die cut a few of the other accessories from Fence Line: Summer to give the scene added interest. I stamped the sand pail in Terra Cotta Tile and the additional sedge in Prairie Grass. The gull I stamped using Soft Stone, Stormy Sea, and Smokey Shadow inks. I used a mix of flat and dimensional adhesives to create depth.
Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have even more to share. In the meantime, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie have projects to share highlighting these great new stamps. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!
Forever Begins Today Card
With Gratitude Card