My first card today is for Festive Friday, a wonderful Christmas challenge that is going to let me get cards made ahead. Here is their inspiration photo.
I love the rustic look and that's what inspired me.
I tried to make a pine cone several ways but this one looked best. It's cut from Lyrical Letters, embossed with the Chain Link folder and rubbed with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I tied on some jute twine and popped up the pine cone in the middle, gluing the edges to round it out. You can't see it well in the photo but the sentiment from Hero Arts is embossed in gold.
My next card is for CASE Study. They are featuring a couple of lovely cards by the talented Danielle Flanders.
I used my NBUS diagonal stripe stencil from SSS and inked it with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics to stamp black and gold circles. The "birthday" is a die cut from PTI embossed with gold and the happy is from SSS Happy. I don't know why it's so blurry. I retook it three times and couldn't get it to come in any better.
Update: I asked a while ago if anyone had trouble with ink changing colors. Before I contacted the manufacturers (since the two colors in question were from different ones) I decided to do an experiment. I rubbed both inks on two different papers. One was the Georgia-Pacific that I often use for card bases and the other was Neenah Solar White. In less than four hours, both of the inks on the GP paper had turned. Someone suggested that the paper may be the problem and they were right. I guess it proves the point that you get what you pay for.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope your crafting troubles are few.