Getting Wiser

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. This time, I’m mixing up my favorite Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps with probably my most favorite BasicGrey collection of all time, Barista.

AudreyPettit FlowerGarden GettingWiserCard
I think it’s no secret. I am a neutral-loving girl. So I’m sure it comes as no big surprise that I am crazy about this paper line. Love the bold and graphic black and white prints combined with earthy tones of burlap brown and grey…. with a pop of golden yellow thrown in for good measure. Really floats my shabby little boat, and such a perfect combo for some Flower Garden flowers.

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I’ve been playing a lot with the beautiful peonies from this set recently, so today I thought I’d try out the pretty coneflower instead. I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink, and then colored the image using Distress Ink.  When I was done, I went around the image with a blue Copic marker to add a bit of shadow and depth.

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I framed the image with a Barista cardstock sticker, and added a die cut frame behind the image, too. Wrapped them both with a bit of natural twine, and added a few sequins scattered here and there. The sentiment is from the Sizzix Birthday clear stamp set. I finished off the inside of the card with a Happy Birthday image from the same set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798BasicGrey BARISTA 5 x 12 Cardstock Stickers BTA4886BasicGrey BARISTA Eclectic Embellishments BTA4891*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT Ranger TIM20233Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Copic - Sketch Marker - B0000 - Pale CelestineRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Barista 6×6 Paper Pad

15 thoughts on “Getting Wiser

  1. Love the hand-drawn look of the flower image and your coloring brings it to life. The bold graphic prints of black and white are perfectly balanced by the softer golds. Great card design.

  2. Beautiful image with the detailed flower! Love the graphic black and earthy tones and how you framed the flower! Awesome card, Audrey…love it!

  3. HI Audrey!
    As a lover of neutral colors too I can only adore your card and that collection!
    Wishing you a happy and sunny week

  4. I can see why you love these papers. Almost graphic design and I love the contrast of colors with black. And that stamps is beautiful. And so is your card!

  5. Well, you do the neutrals so well…this one is no exception. Loving the projects from the scrap pile” series! 🙂

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