Happy Friday! I am so excited to show ya'l this card I made. It was inspired by the Rustic theme happening at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge right now. I created a mood board too. Which was pretty cool-I haven't ever put one together before.
How much fun is this!? There was so much inspiration from the design team and then from my own board, I hardly knew how to start. And I have this thing for rust-I think it's awesome. LOL I know it's destructive, but look at it on those metal letters.
So here is my card:
It's for a friend of mine who's birthday has passed (like a month ago--I know I know.) So hopefully she will forgive my tardiness. :)
The paper is from a wood looking paper from Simple Stories. I inked walnut stain distress ink over the paper to make it less bright. Then I stamped a Tim Holtz plant stamp from the Spring Sprung collection. Then I put Versamark around the edges and heat embossed Tea Dye Distress powder. I rubbed it after it cooled down to get the filler flakes off.
I diluted some black paint and made the flecks in the background. For the flowers I used rusty hinge and walnut ink for the flowers and the 16 bingo chip. The 16 is for the year. Not my friends age-but if she want to tell people that... ;) I'll never tell.
I found a bee button and cut of the shank, and then painted or rubbed more like it brown paint to distress it. The bee was a bright yellow. I stamped the happy birthday with a Great Impressions stamp on yellow vellum. Lastly I added Queens and Co. chocolate delight pearls.
I am entering this rustic card into the following challenges: