Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop



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.

Supplies:
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

20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

That inverted die cut thanks is fantastic!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful... one can never have too many thank you notes either.

Rhonda said...

The leaf is the perfect pop of color.

Tonya Jastad said...

Lovely card Jennifer! Good call on the leaf it makes the whole thing pop!

Jill Norwood said...

Great card! Love the embossing with the negative die cut and the pop of color from that adorable leaf

Leigh said...

I love the technique you used to cut out your sentiment, Jennifer! Fabulous card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card. Must get the Blessing dies.

Jodi_E said...

Love the herringbone stamped background and the simple sentiment.

Jodi_E said...

Love the herringbone stamped background and the simple sentiment.

artful-notions said...

I vote, keep the leaf! It really accents your thank you.

Luanne said...

Love how you used the negative! I think it looks great!

Marilyn said...

I love your card...so simple but effective!

Joyce said...

This looks wonderful. I'm glad you didn't stop before the orange leaf. It is really striking.

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the negative cuts for the letters. That herringbone IP is great!

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! What a cool idea. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks.

Tracey C. said...

I like the little pop of color the leaf brings -- we are our own worst critics. I love the texture!!! (Kicking myself for not adding it to the cart, lol) Great clean design. Thanks for sharing!

landerson213 said...

LOVE this CAS design! So pretty. :)

Lauren
http://laurenslittlecraftyplace.blogspot.com/

Paula Laird said...

Love this! And you did a great job placing those dies!

Anne said...

Lovely card. Perfect techniques and I think the leaf is just the icing on the cake.

Sara Mac said...

Look at those perfectly lined up letters! Great job on this Jennifer.