This card is definitely a CASE of one posted by our very own Bloggers' Challenge member, Marcia Pringle! I've had this idea downloaded on my computer for a very long time and thought it would work perfectly for the combined theme. (THANK YOU, Marcia!!) Of course, I made some changes, but the overall idea and layout is all Marcia's!!
You see, I needed a masculine type card...no hearts or frills for hubby. (He'd hate it!) So, I pulled out my very time-worn set, Lovely as a Tree. The leaf branches were first stamped in More Mustard ink and then to achieve the multi-colored look, I used markers and the Thumping technique. 'Course, Marcia's background used French Script, which I sold long ago (and have regretted it many times since), but I used an old favorite, Linen and then Tres Chic. The greeting was changed and employs 3 punches....which is very different from the original. So, you see, it is similar....definitely inspired....but still different!
Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what the others have been up to....hope to see you there.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Linen*, Tres Chic, Always, Short & Sweet
Inks: More Mustard, Really Rust, Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip
CS: Natural Ivory, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Markers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Punches: 1 3/8" Round, Designer Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch
Misc: Cutter Kit (Distressing Tool), Wide Old Olive Grosgrain, Taupe Grosgrain*, Old Olive Mini Brads, Paper Piercer (Tool Kit)