Prepare a 5-1/2″ by 5-1/2″ card base from Old Olive. Layer with a selection from Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.
Select a darker contrasting paper from Cottage Wall, cut a wide strip. Use the Eyelet Border Punch. Layer onto the card base. Punch a second eyelet border from the same pattern as the base layer and adhere. The end result will be two eyelet borders layered on each other, with a narrow strip of the darker paper peaking through at the top.
Select a third pattern from Cottage Wall and mat onto Old Olive. Adhere to the card base.
Ink the “Thyme” image from Herb Expressions with Basic Gray and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Color the image using Blender Pens and the following inks: Lovely Lilac and Old Olive. Mat onto Orchid Opulence, followed by Old Olive. Add a snippet of Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and adhere to the card base as illustrated.
For a little bling, add two Clear Rhinestone Brads!
I knew from the moment I laid eyes on Cottage Wall that I was going to use it again and again. Purple is my favorite color, so how could I resist it! This Designer Paper coordinates with Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, and Rich Razzleberry, and is the perfect compliment to the Herb Expressions set!
So what will next time hold? I still have a few new sets that I have not inked up, including some cute Halloween sets. How about Halloween in July? The Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper is spookily adorable. I also have the beautiful Medallion stamp, too, which I can hardly wait to use! That’s my problem…Too many stamps and too little time before school starts again and I head back to the classroom!
As always, I love reading your comments and emails. Please feel free to leave me a comment, or if you have questions about any card, please feel free to email me. Until next time…
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Stamp Set: Herb Expressions (113224)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Lovely Lilac (102874), Old Olive (102277)
Designer Series Paper: Cottage Wall (115671)
Card Stock: Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650), Orchid Opulence (100969)
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Blender Pens (102845)
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113114), Old Olive ½” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (113883)