I took inspiration for my card from the current challenge #129 at Muse. I don't think I've ever played there before, though I have often wanted to, so thought it was about time! I was inspired by Anita's square stencil pattern and the die-cut leaves in her design. Using Patricia's colour palette I inked through part of a stencil mask with a biscuit shade of brown directly onto a card blank and then, using the faux cross stitch technique, used a darker shade of brown through a fibreglass screen to achieve the cross-stitch effect.
I chose the sentiment stamp as it has a similar texture to the stencilling and stamped the two-parts using the same shade of dark brown. The flowers are die-cut from two snippets of cardstock that match with the colour palette. I turned the green flower over as it suited the composition better. The card was simply finished with a few adhesive pearls.
As I have used stencils and masking techniques on my card I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:
Stencil Mask: Doodle Squares (Creative Expressions)
Stencil: Fibreglass Screen (Dreamweaver)
Sentiment Stamp: Happy Birthday (Clearly Besotted)
Ink Pads: Bisque & Brown (Versacolor)
Flower Die: Prim Poppy (Memory Box)
Snippets: Blue & green cardstock, Blue adhesive pearls
I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully, to share the card that I made for Katie and Tom on their wedding day and will post a few photos once I have some! Meanwhile enjoy this week's challenge!