The inspiration for the current "CASE the Designer" challenge over at Global Design Project is absolutely fabulous and features a fun (new-to-me) technique of creating a textured background panel with die-cuts. This technique does take a bit of work, but the results (in my opinion) are totally worth it :)
Here's my card:
I really love the look of the white on white that DT member, Emma, used on her card, so I also chose to go that route. I die-cut 10 of the outline leaves and adhered them with liquid glue in a pattern onto my cardstock panel. I added a stitched die-cut frame on top, stamped my sentiment strip, backed it with a kraft strip and added it to the card following Kayla's layout. To finish, I die-cut one more outline and one of the solid leaves from white cardstock and inked them up with Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door Distress Oxide Inks (Ranger). I like the pop of color against the neutrals :)
I thought about adding some twine or embellishments, but decided against it. In May I sent my grandma a box of assorted cards for her own personal use. She's 89, and she's always loved sending cards, but because of the pandemic she hasn't been able to get out to shop. Well, I spoke with her last Friday and she's used up all of the cards I sent her in May :) So, I'm in the process of making more for her. That being said, the cards I give her need to be relatively flat so they don't require any extra postage or special mailing. I hope she loves this one!
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Stamps: Pen and Ink (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Distress Oxide Inks: Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door (Ranger)
Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)
Dies: Leaf Silhouette (Papertrey Ink), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions)
Adhesive: Connect Glue (Gina K), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)