Monday, August 31, 2015

Hardwood Home

Hello!


I had fun making this New Home card (Ah, who am I kidding? I have fun making ALL cards, even if they don't turn out the way I want them to!).  It gave me a chance to use the new-to-me Hardwood background stamp from Stampin' Up! 

I added loads of little details on here:  a house from Boards & Beams by Papertrey Ink, stamped on hardwood patterned paper, then colored in tones of warm gray with Copic markers.  All windows were touched with Glossy Accents.  There's a chipboard star, coated in glitter and topped with a tiny punched heart.  Oh, and a metal key from Tim Holtz, attached with Hug Snug seam binding, with a little sentiment tag dangling alongside it.


I got out my sewing machine to attach a brown damask banner (paper from Graphic 45), and in the pic below you can see little gold flowers.  They were trimmed from a Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die cut, cut from gold cardstock.


That's it for me right now.  I've just written up five blog posts, and need to move on to some chores around the house.  Ho-hum, chores!  I'd much rather be crafting. :-)

Enjoy your day, and thanks for coming by!



Stamps: Boards & Beams - Papertrey Ink; sentiment - Owl Be Thinking of You - The Craft's Meow; Hardwood background - Stampin' Up! Paper: Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up!; brown damask pattern - Graphic 45; hardwood pattern (house stamped on it); cereal box chipboard (star); gold metallic - WorldWin Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Chocolate Chip - SU; Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: Mottle Brown seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: metal key - Tim Holtz; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Copic markers; clear glitter, small tag punch - Martha Stewart; star punch - Fiskars; Flowering Christmas Tree die - Memory Box; memories journaling die cut - Colorbok; heart punch - Heart-to-Heart punch - Stampin' Up!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the house and that wood grain background!!!!!!!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I need that stamp right now!! I have a friend who just moved into a new home, wouldn't that be perfect for her too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous, I love it.

Bonnie said...

What a charming house! Love the key and tag with it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome house with the hanging key! That bg is perfect with this image!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card Colleen!! I like all of the special details you added...the stitching, the stars, the key!!

Stella said...

I am a fan of your cards where you feature these house stamps. And there are always so many lovely details on your cards to look at. Wow!
XX

Marisa said...

Love the wood panel bg and the key is a fabulous touch.

Leslie Miller said...

Colleen, I love this one so MUCH! I think it was your use of the Hardwood background stamp that inspired me to buy my own similar background stamp. However, I got one by MFT -- very large and can be used for square cards, as well. Someday I'll sit and make backgrounds in various colors. Time is a luxury I'm still trying to get my head around.

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