The inspiration photo for this month's Blog Hop over at Nichole Heady's blog is so beautiful! I love everything about it, the red with cream, the gingham, buttons, and, most especially, that painted wood background.
For my first card I tried to duplicate the wood.
I impressed some minty Bazzill cardstock with the PTI woodgrain impression plate, first inking the plate up with some Fresh Snow ink. Then I kinda scratched the cardstock, here and there, with a toothpick dipped in Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This card really keeps to the style of the mood board. I tried to channel my inner Melissa Phillips!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Stamper's Select White; Bazzill mint
Stamps: PTI Bold Bouquet Anniversary, Phrase Play #6
Inks: PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse; French Ink Mint; Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies: PTI Parisian Lace Doily, Bold Bouquet Anniversary; Simon Says Stamp Folded Banners