Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Always in the Country

I have Nancy Riley and Beate Johns to thank for this next card. Nancy's employs a unique little "binding" at the end, and Beate inspired the color combination and layout. I love sharing stampers, and these two ladies are among the most generous!

I feel this card has a sort of folksy, country feel due to the color combination. The base is River Rock, which evokes an earthy feel every time I use it. On Beate's card, there is a red strip from SU!'s Western Sky designer paper pack. I didn't have any of that, but I have a linen background stamp, and I inked that up in Whisper White craft ink and stamped it on top of Ruby Red card stock. Voila! A similar effect. (Necessity is the mother of invention, as you know.)

Nancy's card had this cute little "binding" effect and used jumbo eyelets. I don't have jumbo eyelets, but I have a cropadile with a 3/16" hole that is designed to create holes so that larger widths of ribbon can be incorporated into cards! I toyed with using the wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain in my stash, but was drawn to the sheer organdy Old Olive instead.

The rest is pretty straight forward on this one. I had fun incorporating three colors on the "everything" stamp by coloring with my SU! Markers. I can't say enough how much I love all the matchy-matchy items that SU! has created. Makes me look so professional...

Hope you liked this 2-fer today!


sandra said...

very cute

Nancy Riley said...

LOVE the side binding on your card and the wonderful color scheme! It's beautiful !!!!