This card was inspired by three different challenges: 1) Sketch Frenzy Friday for the design; 2) Pals Paper Arts for the color combo and 3) Just Us Girls for the technique (Weathered Wood).
I had never seen or tried that technique before and I thought the result was interesting so I gave it a try using Wisteria Wonder cardstock, on which I ran my Smoky Slate ink pad, and then I overstamped the Hardwood background stamp in Basic Grey ink. The mottled effect looks great with the wood and really creates an interesting background.
Keeping with the wood theme, I used one of the Essentials Wooden Accents and covered it with Whisper White Craft ink, then overstamped a birthday sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set in Night of Navy ink. Underneath the wood banner, I added a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock that has been embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder offered as a Sale-A-Bration gift right now. I ran my Smoky Slate ink pad over the embossed dots to make them stand out more.
The main images comes from the Bright Blossoms stamp set. I embossed the flowers with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for added shimmer and placed Wisteria Wonder and White Sweet Dots on each of the flowers.
A matching envelope was created with the Envelope Punch Board out of a piece of Smoky Slate Designer paper.
Color Combo: Night of Navy + Wisteria Wonder + Smoky Slate + White
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Hardwood, Quelques lignes (Petite Pairs)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Wisteria Wonder, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder (SAB), Circle punches (1" and 1-1/4"),
Sweet Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Essentials Wooden Accents, Envelope Punch Board