Our inspiration from Nichole this month is this lovely reading nook ...
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All three cards feature two PTI stamp/die sets, Nostalgic Notions and Don't Forget To Write, both of which were limited edition Betsy Veldman Make It Market Kits. The inspiration screamed the 1940/50's to me (though updated for today) so of course I immediately thought of Betsy. :) The only other PTI ingredient, besides ink and paper, is the Chevron Vertical Cover Plate, which I used as an embossing plate and which is the closest thing to Ikat that I own. :)
On this card I couldn't help using my Minc machine again. The first thing that I noticed in the inspiration photo was the wallpaper with the long triangles. So I drew some up in Adobe Illustrator, printed it out and foiled it with some Pewter iCraft Deco Foil from Therm-O-Web.
It then took me just about forever to figure out what to do with it, hahaha, but then I remembered the tufted chair in the photo. P.S. I love this card! Fun, pretty challenge - the best kind.
Other Supplies (not mentioned previously)
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist card
Ink - PTI Berry Sorbet, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow; Fresh Ink Melon, Island, Pool
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Square STAX