Friday, February 21, 2014

Praying For You Card {New Hardwood Background Stamp!}

I've made a new goal for myself, one that I've thought about so many times before.  I'd like to try to send a card to someone different each week.  I've put a reminder in my calendar so that each week I'll remember to do this.  At the same time, it gives me a chance to be a little more intentional about praying for that person.  This is one of those cards.

I've gone on and on about my love of woodgrain, so how could I possibly pass up the new Hardwood background stamp?  I LOVE it.  I wanted something muted and simple, and I love the interest this stamp lends to a card.  I thought the tree from Thoughts & Prayers tied in nicely, too.

Tips & Tricks
  • Less is more...I used a tone on tone look here, first by stamping in Soft Suede ink on Soft Suede card stock, and next by mounting that piece to a Soft Suede card base.  I also stamped the tree and sentiment with Soft Suede.
  • For a softer look, use a sponge on the edges of the card elements.  I sponged the edge of the Hardwood piece, as well as the edge of the Deco Labels shape. 


Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers, Hardwood
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Soft Suede and Naturals Ivory card stock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Sponge, Crochet Lace, Linen Thread