Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Double Challenge: Nature Inspired Card

I have been enjoying my morning walks on the trails in my neighborhood.  Spending time in nature helps me recharge, and sometimes inspires my crafting.  This card is also inspired by two different challenges.  First, is the layout:

The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#99) was the starting point.  When I started searching my stamp sets, the Serene Silhouettes (#127324) circle stamp stood out. 

The color scheme came from the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge (#166).  The butterfly on the stamp and then the nature inspired colors were perfect for this card.

The front is a simple repeat of the same stamp in each color.  I punched the stamps out with the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854) to give a flower effect.  The background was embossed with the Woodgrain Folder (#127821) to continue the nature theme.

For a nature inspired card, I thought the sunshine sentiment from Feel Goods (#129684) was a great match.  The butterfly is also repeated inside the card to match the front and bring the Pear Pizzaz color in to the inside of the card.
This will be a great card to have on hand to send to a friend as a thank you or encouragement.  And the colors will be perfect if Fall every gets to Texas.

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  1. Very pretty card! I like the little pop of texture with the embossing and the ribbon. Great use of colors and the layout sketch, too. Thanks for joining us at HSS!

  2. VERY CUTE!!! I love these pops of color, thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

  3. This is really an elegant card! I love it, from the repeated stamping down the front, to the pretty butterfly on the inside, and that sentiment is one of my very favorites - I use it a LOT! Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

  4. Very pretty Crystal! Love the woodgrain embossing and how you decorated the inside too. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Very Pretty!!! Great texture and layers!!! Love the white scallop
    border!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  6. Lovely combination of the two challenges. The embossing is wonderful against the flowery image. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. What a great card! You paired the challenges perfectly. Thanks for playing with HSS.