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!