Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thinking of You!

Hello, everyone!  It's Broni here and I'm your hostess today!

I've had this fabulous new Cattails D'Lites die for a little while now and was waiting for just the right opportunity to use it.  As it turns out, a great color challenge was all that I needed.

I decided to do minimal stamping on my card to show off the  Cattails, so I started with a little Distress ink spritzing and blending.  I swiped Spun Sugar and Crushed Olive on my craft sheet, then spritzed it with some water using my mini-mister, and dragged my cardstock through it.  When it dried I spritzed the cardstock directly to create more of a watercolor effect.  After letting it dry again, I distressed the edges and sponged on some of the same inks using my ink blending tools.

I sponged some Frayed Burlap behind where I was going to place my Cattails D'Lites die cut and also along the edges using my Mini Chevron 6x6 template.  I love the look of this!

I stamped the "Thinking of" in Walnut Stain and added a die cut "you" as well. I wrapped the card front in twine, tied it through a button, then added the Cattails using some Scotch foam mounting tape.

So that's my project for today!  I hope you found some inspiration and maybe an idea or two that you can use!

Until next time~



Redanne said...

Your card is stunning, I love how you used the chevron behind the cattails and also the wonderful soft colours you have used. Beautiful!

Tracy said...

Truly beautiful Broni from the soft colours which work so well together to the cattails....stunning work of art!!

butterfly said...

So beautiful, Broni! I love the twine accenting the colour divide, and that die is just beautiful!
Alison x

Kim said...

I love this card, Broni! The colors are wonderful and I love the soft stencil design in the background. Beautiful!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said... the marshes at sunset. Love how the twine created a sort of faux horizon line. Stunning!

Donna-Marie said...

Thanks for inspiring me to get back to my card pretty and beautiful :-)The colors work so well together.

Unknown said...

very nice broni.i love this card very much.Visalus

Sandy Ang said...

love the beautiful design of your card

Micki said...

ohhh love the split color background. And love how you incorporated just a bit of the stencil on each side of the card. Love it.

maria f. said...

Just fabulous how you worked those trendy chevrons into the background ever so subtly.

Bonnie Irvine said...

The background of this card is so beautiful, made even more so with the addition of the chevrons. It's a lovely contrast to the dark brown of the delicate silhouette. Great use of twine to add to the natural look. Fabulous, Broni.