Thursday, May 19, 2016

Forest Inspired Card

Its a super color challenge at DRS Designs.  Here is the inspiration pallet:

Such yummy colors and I love the inspiration picture too.  Reminds me of my camping years - you know those years prior to make up, curling irons, hair straighteners, and boys! LOL  As I have aged, I look at this picture and I think it is beautiful, but I wouldn't want to be out in it.  Here in Alabama, and probably everywhere else, this picture is full of hidden scary things - bugs by the millions, spiders, snakes, wild hogs, and no bathrooms!  Anyway, it is great for inspiration.

I decided to go with a wood theme, continue on the boy theme from last week, and incorporate as many of the colors as I could (I left out the brown accidently as I had intended to have a kraft layer and forgot - but it is in the bg of my picture...).

I started my main panel with some white card stock (a full page which is where I got my stars too) and masked off a portion and sponged it.  I did five stripes.  I did not try to be even as I wasn't sure what I as going to do with the stripes.  Then I stamped the Wood Grain Background stamp across the whole paper.  Next,I cut my panel and die cut my stars (MFT star die).  I stamped the new (to be released in a few days)  Happy Father's Day stamp on one of the stars and layered the stars on the main panel (sponged the edges to make them stand out a bit more).

My Pop and I have a glass of wine together at least one night a week.  He tells me stories of the wars or what it was like to group up in the 30s and 40s -  I just sit mesmerized.  So I had to add the wine glass from the Pour Me...Bottle and Glass image.  You can't see it here very well but I layered 6 of these wine glasses and covered them in versamark and clear ep so they would shine like glass and really stand out.  Looks like a charm IRL.  I also made a few scrap pieces into some banners and stapled them on for a bit more of a festive feel.

Hope the picture and colors above inspire you - we would love to see the result.



  1. These colors are just perfect for your masculine design here Nancy!! Really love the wood-grain design on your background too!! :) HUGS

  2. Fabulous masculine card. Love all the "wood grain".

  3. Outstanding job on the woodgrain background in the different colors. Love the stars, banners and glass of wine. I used to love to camp but since I have Lyme Disease I think those days are totally over for me. Too many bugs and creatures out there for my liking. LOL Have a great week.

  4. A fabulous card Nancy, great wood grain effect and brilliant masculine design.

  5. Fabulous! Love the weathered look of this. So pretty and the colors are outstanding.
    I'm glad my camping days are over too! Way too many bugs for sure!

  6. Beautiful card for Father's Day! I love the stripped background you created.

  7. This is fabulous!! Love how you used the wood grain. Great use of the insp photo!!

  8. Loving the rustic charm of this card. I like the way you stapled the banners on the left.