Monday, February 15, 2010

Rustic Elegance




Happy President's Day to my fellow Americans! My kids were home all of last week due to the back-to-back blizzards, they only went to school 2 days the week before, and now another holiday? I think we're all ready for some "normal" around here :)

I started out today's card as a more rustic, manly, non-traditional Valentine for my husband, but turned it into a "just because" card for my stash instead. The three little squares are stamped with an image from Verve's Accent Notes, and the sentiment is from Celebrating You. The rich patterned papers are from 7Gypsies' Gypsy Market collection. The layout is based on last week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #267. I nudged the vertical trio to the left to accomodate the ribbon knot and sentiment tag, but otherwise, I followed the sketch.

See you back here tomorrow for a very special, Haiti relief blog hop! Can't wait!!

Have a great day!




Stamps: Accent Notes, Celebrating You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream, 7Gypsies Gypsy Market dp
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories: Making Memories decorative brads, distressing tool, Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles, Offray brown twill, Papertrey twine, Spellbinders tag die

13 comments:

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

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Vera said...

Oh, this is just stunning, Amy! Those amazing brads go so well with the Verve images. Thanks for the inspiration.

craftingmanda said...

this card is wonderful i love the DP you have used it is just brilliant it all works together so well

Barbara said...

Awesome card, Amy. And well named--definitely rustic elegance.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the distressed look of this one! Every detail is amazing!

Anke said...

WOW Amy I love your card, so beautiful ... absotuly stunning.

Anke

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

I really love your rustic card as well as the black on black card. Your work is gorgeous and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is beautiful! Love the rustic look!!! That paper is gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Amy. Those brads are perfect for that stamp and the distressing is top notch.

Hope the kids get back to school soon! We have had tons of rain and warm temps out here, but thankfully the outdoor Olympic events are still running.

Deanna said...

Love this card. The colour and the design are wonderful.

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome, love this for a masculine card, can always use great inspiration for male cards, thanks!

Linda said...

this is a great card for the guys too

Meahni said...

Love It!!!!

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