I started with Cajun Craze cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. To create the background I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (the largest splotched stamp) and stamped it using Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Always Artichoke ink (I started with the lightest color ink and worked my way to the darkest) on the inside of the Woodland Embossing Folder (this folder is amazing and it was just announced that it will retire at the end of the Holiday Catalog and only available while supplies last so if you don’t have it order it ASAP so you don’t miss out!) . Then I added the Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot (we found that running it through twice at the same time provides a better coverage of the ink on the cardstock).
The greeting is from the For All Things stamp set and I used Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamp and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Deco Labels Framilits (and finished by sponging around the edge with Hello Honey ink). I created a background for the greeting using the Decorative Label Punch and Always Artichoke cardstock. A piece of Hello Honey 5/8” Striped Cotton Ribbon provides some flag tails out the one side. The final element was to add one of the little wooden acorn pieces from the Into the Woods Wooden Embellishments (I colored it using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers before attaching it to the cardfront with glue dots.
I love absolutely everything about this card and this background really is a showstopper! I can image doing the same thing with trees, and other stamped images and see what the result is (oh, I may have to play with this!!)
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