Okay - back to Christmas cards! LOL This card is simple yet elegant. I definitely like it better in person colorwise, but you get the idea.
I started with cream cs and stamped the house (Anna Griffin for All Night Media) in the center with Distress Frayed Burlap ink. Then I used a stamp positioner to place the frame (also AG for ANM) evenly around it.
Using the large Dreamweaver stencil brush pictured in Monday's post, I pounced Frayed Burlap over the openwork frame and towards the center, lightening as I got to the house.
Then I used the stamp positioner to stamp the phrase (Northwoods Rubber Stamps) over the house in Adirondack Raisin.
To get the varied colors on the background piece, I inked the Stampin' Up! background stamp by applying the Frayed Burlap, Raisin, and Adirondack Pesto inks to the rubber directly from the pads. I edged this panel lightly with Frayed Burlap using a sponge.
And that's it! Layer the pieces and add the antiqued copper brads!
Even if you KNOW you can get the brads lined up straight, take an extra minute and use a C-thru ruler to measure equal borders on each side, making a little + where the lines meet at the corners, then punch where the lines intersect
Thanks for looking!