Howdy, peeps! Another weekend is behind us and I hope your week is off to a great start! I’m hopeful that I’ll do a better job remembering what day of the week it is, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new Photo Inspiration Challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Eureka Stamps so be sure to come on over and play! I created a pretty thank you card using the sponsor’s image Flower Basket that I’ve had in my stash for years. I used the faux wood technique on a panel that I learned years ago from Gina K and haven’t done in a very long time. A big ‘thank you’ to my friend, Vicki, who used this technique in one of her recent projects and inspired me to use it.
For the Photo Inspiration Challenge this fortnight, we are to find inspiration in the photo below and use it in our project. I was inspired by the neutral colors and the greenery.
I cut a 5-1/2″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and an embellishing strip from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock and My Mind’s Eye Collectible Unforgettable and All Is Bright Designer Paper Pads. I printed the digital image on 80# Solar White cardstock, colored it and cut it with a dotted squares die, then layered it on a Hot Fudge swatches die cut. As mentioned above, I created a faux wood panel using Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink – the Peanut Brittle first and then the Rich Cocoa for a little bit of darker streaking to make it a tad more realistic looking. Using the Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink and cut it with the coordinating Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die. I adhered the layers, panels and sentiment to the card base and finished it with some Eyelet Outlet Brown enamel dots.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock and the MME patterned paper, stamped the sentiment in the dark brown CP ink and cut it with the coordinating die, and layered the panel on the Hot Fudge cardstock.
And one more look… super happy with how this thank you card turned out! I absolutely love this image!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Collectible Unforgettable and All Is Bright Designer Paper Pads
Stamps: Eureka Stamps Flower Basket digital image, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Fragrant Oranges Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Flamingo Pinks Collection, Rosie Pinks Collection, Honey Amber Collection; Spectrum Noir alcohol maker- TN5; Sharpie Ultra Fine Orange marker; Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Square die, Spellbinders Square Swatches die, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Brown Enamel Dots
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Eureka Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)