August 24, 2013


I had never tried any of the Fab Friday challenges, but thought I would change all that and submit my own take on their current challenge:.

An order arrived from Stampin' Up! this week, and in the order were two new stamp sets that are really cool. First of all, Gorgeous Grunge -- I even love the NAME! -- and on page 19 of the Holiday Catalog, you will find a set that I immediately fell very hard for: Truly Grateful. 

The Fab Friday sketch is clean and simple:

I was anxious to get to work on my design, the result of which is shown at the top of my post. Since fall is coming right around the corner, I wanted to use the images from the aforementioned stamp sets and give the card a truly autumn feel.

When I first saw the Truly Grateful set, the wood-look panel struck me, followed immediately by that aDORable acorn. So, for this card, I opted to use the wood panel as the backdrop for the wheat image.

I was thinking the wheat image stamped in Crushed Curry alone would be sort of lusterless. If that's a word. Well, you know, not much character. What a perfect image to use with THUMPING!

Can you see that, by adding thumps of Soft Suede and Early Espresso to the Crushed Curry, it gives the wheat more dimension and makes it more real-looking. 

And, of course, you KNOW I can't resist paper piecing. I took the opportunity to stamp the raffia wrap on a blue Designer Series Paper, cut it out and adhered it over the original stamped bow. 

I like the way the embossed chevron design on the card base echoes the chevron look in the wood panel. Brings it together nicely, eh?

The stripy lines and ink blots come from Gorgeous Grunge. I think I'll be grabbing that set a lot!

Of course, Framelits finish off the sentiment and the shaft of wheat. 

Tell me what you think!



  1. that looks so pretty. you are right about the chevron working with the wood tone.

  2. Cute! I like the chevron texture!

  3. I love your card! Are you going to teach us thumping? I love the added touch with the bow.

  4. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Creative Home & Garden Hop! Hope to see you again today...

  5. I really like how you combined the sets and the use of the Framelit for the wheat is clever! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!

  6. Very nice Linda! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me party!

  7. Very pretty!! I love the textures and grunges!! The wheat looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fab Friday!!

  8. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you.

  9. I just love this! It's so simple but so striking! Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!