Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Make it Monday

I went with a pretty simple and quick design for my card for this week's make it monday challenge.
The challenge was to create a masked off sentiment (which is a go-to design for me for single layer cards!)
I saw some pretty turquoise woodgrain on a kraft background one of the last times i was flipping through a paper source catalog and i guess it stuck with me because that was the color and stamp scheme that immediately jumped in my head for this challenge :)

instead of drawing lines to define my masked area i scored some pretty embossed lines, it still clearly defines the difference between the stamped and masked areas, but it's a little subtle at the same time (or at least it seems that way to me!)

i spent a little more time on the inside and envelope since the front of the card is so simple.

so here's the whole ensemble:

 the card front:

the inside:
(i'll be honest, when i stamped the sentiment on the front the first time it was crazy crooked, so i just folded the card inside out to remake the front, which was fine, until the rest of the card was perfect and i had a messed up inside, so i had to cover it up with a cardstock panel. i still really wanted the inside to be kraft, but i wanted it to stand out a little, so i tucked the little hawaiian shores pinked edge panel behind it to make it pop)
and here's the front of the envelope.

so tomorrow will be a super exciting day here in my studio... my Cameo is being delivered!!!!!!
i'm so so so excited about it, i know i'll be peeking out my window any time i hear a truck outside all morning. (at least i hope it will just be the morning, i don't know if it's coming fedex, usps, or ups...fedex usually comes pretty early, usps comes between 2-4 usually, and ups sometimes comes as late as 8!!!! {please oh please don't get here that late Cameo!}) My Dad decided to be extremely nice and ordered the cameo for me as an early Christmas present after i couldn't get it from my lss and the last consignment sale (grrrr...long story). Can't wait!

thanks for stopping by!

have a great night!






  1. love the color of your woodgrain! I'm going to try using a score line as the border - a great detail

  2. Absolutely fabulous!! Love the wood grain background!!

  3. Lovely card. Love those score lines. nice touches on the envie & inside.

  4. You had me with wood grain, but the inside of this card is gorgeous also!


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