Thursday, August 21, 2008

Blessings

This was one of my favorite cards I made for the Papertrey Ink August release. Not sure why, but I just like how it turned out. I stamped the wheat image on white cardstock along with the string and sentiment and cut it out. Then, I inked the edges in dark chocolate ink (with sponge dauber) and distressed them with an edge distressor. I like how it makes it stand out. Then, I matted my image with summer sunrise cardstock. Next, I stamped my patterned paper using the egg and dart image and dark chocolate ink. I sponged the entire surface lightly for a more distressed look (with yellow sponge). I again inked the edges (with sponge dauber) and roughed them up with an edge distressor. Then, I wrapped my ribbon around the patterned paper and assembled my card.

NOTE about stamps for sale: all paid for stamps shipped today. Thanks so much, ladies and enjoy your new stamps!

I hope you all have a blessed day!

signature
Recipe
Stamps: First Fruits (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: (hand stamped)
Ink: summer sunrise, dark chocoloate (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: summer sunrise stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: sponge, sponge dauber, edge distressor (CTMH)

11 comments:

Diana said...

This card is so pretty! I love how you sponged lightly over the background pattern...

Oh, is your blog header a photo of Multnomah Falls? I was there yesterday, and thought "Wow, that looks just like on Niki's blog!" Just curious...

Marcia said...

Great fall card!

I was wondering where you got the tins that you had Mel's stamps in? I think that is a great idea.

Anonymous said...

I saw this card in the gallery and LOVED it! I need to buy this set now! Thanks for sharing!
Melissa

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!!!! I may have to break down and ink that set up tonight-I have just been drooling on it!
((HUGS)) :)

Tricia said...

Niki,
I can see why this was one of your favorite cards - mine, too! There's a serenity to it - maybe because of the balance of the image and the exactness of the background. Yeah, strength and serenity. Nice work, Niki!

Kristy said...

I love this card! It just looks so great and distressed. I can't wait to get my stamps!

Barb Schram said...

I love this too! Perfect stamping, right amount of ribbon, colors are perfect, every element balanced! YEP...I LOVE it too! LOL

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Niki! That set is so pretty! :)

Mary K said...

Very nice Niki. I'm glad to see how well Summer Sunrise works with it and I love the egg and dart stamp--it makes such a beautiful design.

Carolyn King said...

This is beautiful. i love the pairing of the image with that dp! GREAT card!

Michelle said...

Ok Niki,

I didn't get this set and now you're making me want it!! You are definitely NOT helping my papertrey addiction. In fact I think your a catalyst feeding it!!HA HA.. You have FAB projects girl!

Michelle