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.

Hugz

8 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!
    Lynn

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

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

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

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