Thursday, August 28, 2014

Autumn Thank You





"Cats can be very funny, and have the oddest ways of showing they're glad to see you.  Rudimace always peed in our shoes."
                                                                    ----------W.H. Auden
 

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Hi, Friends.....

I have another card for the MFP Tutorial Time Challenge - Distress Ink Patterned Background.  Again, I used the excellent tutorial provided with the challenge.




You can check out the first card I posted for this challenge here.  On this card, I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain on some tan parchment looking sort of paper I've had in my stash for decades a long time.  This time I used my Darice Henna embossing folder and actually ran it through my Big Shot, too.  I am LOVING this embossing folder.  Expect to see it often!!

I won this wonderful Quietfire - Thank You, Rough-Hewn.  (THANKS, Quietfire!!!)  Isn't it perfect for this card???  LOVE it!!  I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink and used some of the coordinating cardstock.  (I love you, SSS!!!!)  I also used another one of the sweet Mrs. Grossman's Natural Art embellishments.  So sweet.....and even sweeter since it was on clearance!!  Ha.  Everything was mounted on Core'dinations kraft cardstock.

Hope you like my card!!!  Be sure to check out my DOUBLE GIVEAWAY post!!!

<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy TV Tutorial Time Challenge #115 - Distress Ink Patterned Background

2.  Southern Girls Challenge - It's All About Texture 
3.  Dream Valley Challenges #89 - Flowers 
4.  Craft Creations - New Challenge 8-18 to 8-30 - Anything Goes 
5.  Word Art Wednesday #147 - Anything Goes 

14 comments:

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh...this is so awesome Janis! I hadn't seen the tutorial yet, but I'm guessing it involves Distress Ink added to an embossed background?? I have this embossing folder too but wow does it look different with the colors you used and that Walnut Distress ink. Your background appears similar to a swatch of vintage handmade lace and that stamped sentiment and rustic bouquet are all just perfect. Love how the navy ink echoes the blue in the bouquet and the mat you used! I'm going to have to check out this technique because it looks like something I'll have to try some time.

Janis said...

Oh, Karen, that tutorial is a must-see, even if you aren't doing the challenge. So easy, even I can do it!!! Ha...after a few trial runs..... :) I have started to get more embossing folders when JoAnn's has them for $2.00 or $2.50....my top price! I was glad to learn a new way to use them. Thanks for your sweet comment!!!

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Janis

Nathalie said...

So gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie DT

Janis said...

Nathalie, thank you for your nice comment!!! Please visit again!

<3
Janis

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

A lovely card with lots of gorgeous texture! Thanks for joining us in the Southern Girls 'Texture' Challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Wendy, for your lovely comment!!! Texture is such a fun theme for a challenge!!!

<3
Janis

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the background and the blue ink is perfect to match the embellishment.

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful creation you have here...I love the rawness of your design and how the inks and embossing work well together. Thanks for blessing us with your project for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in a new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with God's Word in Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." Hugs and blessings!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Sue!! I love how those Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Coordinates (ink and cardstock they sent me as a prize) match with that sweet embellishment, too!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Jo Ann!!! This was a really fun one to make. The natural rough look seems very autumn-ish to me.

<3
Janis

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Marlene!! I appreciate you stopping in to take a look at my card!!!

<3
Janis

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What a beautiful card - you get a bouquet and card in one!! Fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls Card Challenge :)

Janis said...

Sarah,
Thank you for your sweet comment!! Hope your day is lovely!!!

<3
Janis