is in the house! Here is another of the cards that we made when I got together with Ginny and Debbie last month. I love this color combo, very subtle shades of brown with a punch of red. I started by stamping the herringbone background stamp with fine linen ink on the rustic cream card stock.
Next up, I stamped flowers from the Ruby Rose set using pure poppy ink. I knew that traditional green leaves would not work with my color scheme and lucky for me, when stamping you don't have to follow the "traditional" rules. I can make my leaves any color that I want. I then used one of the flower "centers" to fill in between the red blooms. Don't you love that herringbone pattern behind those flowers?! Using the soft color of the fine linen allows for a great back drop for the bold red and brown without distorting the images.
I wanted all the images on the rustic cream panel, so I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner, again using the dark chocolate ink. Once that was done, I adhered the focal panel to a piece of pure poppy card stock and then that went on to a piece of dark chocolate card stock.
Lastly I added red and cream pearls to the flower centers and called it done. I was really pleased with the final design and the clean and simple layout.
I hope that you had a nice holiday with family and friends. Did you do any Black Friday shopping? I have decided that the most of my shopping will be done online, especially since there is a LOT of construction going on all around where I live, making the traffic extra bad. I will go out once to take in the holiday decorations and to pick up a few "extra" gifts if I see something special.
Well, I am going to have one last cup of coffee and then head in to my craft room for some of the day. Have a great day, friends!