I love herringbone and tweed and burlap and felt and all that good textural stuff. So, when this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop was announced to use autumn patterns and textures I was all over it. I've had the herringbone Cuttlebug folder for ages and don't use it nearly enough. I just love it. And then then my son received a thank you card in the mail and it was so incredibly simple and graphic I just knew I wanted to try to recreate it.
My first step here was to cut the letters first out of the Rustic Cream layer. I measured the middle of the card, drew lines, and set my alphabet dies very carefully so that it would look right. After I cut the letters out, I ran the cardstock (with the negative die cut word) through my Big Shot using the impression folder. I was holding my breath the whole time and it came out perfect. Whew!
I then backed the negative letters with some Ripe Avocado cardstock. I matted this all on a Kraft cardbase. It looked a little plain and the orange (Terracotta Tile) was calling out to me so I punched a leaf, stamped it with a burlap pattern I have from an old red rubber stamp, and adhered it to the card front. Now, as I look at it, I'm thinking I went too far. I should have stopped with just the letters and the texture and skipped the orange leaf. Oh well. It's there now! Maybe I'll make another one...
I won't keep you. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your blog hop.
Stamps: country burlap pattern from an old, no-name red rubber stamp
Ink: Versamark for the pattern on the leaf
CS: Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado, Kraft, Terracotta Tile (all PTI)
Other: alphabet dies (PTI), herringbone folder (Provo Craft), leaf punch