Howdy and good afternoon!
I've got a quick card for you today that I created for two challenges over at SCS. The first challenge was yesterday's Clean and Simple- CAS87- which was to use a new to me technique - Faux Letterpress. Check out the link to see how this is done. It is very easy and gives awesome results. You basically ink up one side of an embossing folder before slipping your cardstock in and running it through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot!
Just look at how rustic my kraft background layer looks! Cool, huh?!
Then for the second challenge I went to today's Hope You Can Cling To - HYCCT05 - Twine Time. The challenge was to use twine in a fun and unusual way. I think it adds lots more 'rusticness' (if that is a word) to my cute little log cabin. I love twine as an embellishment! It looks great and it is very economical. You can grab a ball at your local craft store or hardware store. The twine I used here is actually a natural Jute twine that I found at my local Hobby Lobby. Here is my supply list for this card:
STAMPS: Backwoods, Happy Harmony (SU!)
PAPER: Bravo Burgandy, Kraft (now called Crumbcake), Whisper White (SU!)
INK and MARKERS: Bravo Burgandy, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Gray (markers-SU!); Tim Holtz walnut stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
THE REST: Jute twine; Cuttlebug & embossing folder (provo craft); circle punches; sponge, distressing tool (SU!)
I used my SU! distressing tool to roughen all the edges of my cardstock and then sponged the edges with the brown inks . My sentiment circles were also crinkled to add to the aged look. I will be sending this card to Operation Write Home (see my blinkie link on my sidebar). I thought it was a great masucline card that a hero could send to their dad, brother or uncle etc.
Welp! That's all for now. I gotta go check on the laundry! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon!