I think I was lying in bed a couple of nights ago, when this thought pops out of nowhere (my brain likes to try and startle me like that), "I bet I could use In the Meadow with Wetlands. They are very similar styles." And from that a new card design was born.
I needed a new round of customer thank you cards so I made up a bunch of these using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes. They have that nice beachy look that I'm into these days, and a very soft, muted palette.
- I took the mountains from In the Meadow, and inked them up in Sahara Sand ink for the background. I needed to stamp the image more than once to make it fit all the way across. This stamp makes it quite easy to do that. One end blends nicely into the other end, if you know what I mean.
- The sandpipers and the sea grasses from Wetlands make good foreground images. The scale might be a little off, but I think it works convincingly enough. They are stamped in Sahara Sand as well.
- The Soft Sky background panel was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, for that rough, weather-beaten board look. The sentiment, from the Rose Wonder stamp set, is in Soft Sky ink, which I would have used for the water, if I had chosen to watercolour.
- That cute little bow with the crimped texture is made by cutting a length of Burlap Ribbon, then trimming off the stitching on one side and pulling out a single strand. The weaving of the Burlap Ribbon gives it the crimped look. That method will also give you at least 20 other strands from the same length of ribbon, so it's a money saver, too. I did the math! Linen thread for the same amount would be around $2.50 while one length of Burlap Ribbon giving you 20 bows would cost $.17!
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