Today's card will be entered in the "I've Got the Blues" challenge over at Mod Squad Challenge Blog. It's really a color challenge where we are to use the colors Blue, Brown and a neutral color. The card base is Gina K's Heavy Base Weight White cardstock. The brown layer is Tan Leather, a textured cardstock that has been (sadly) retired. I love this cardstock because it looks like leather, especially when you use a distressing ink, here I used Vintage Photo. I stamped Melanie Muenchinger's Fabulous Frame on Powder Blue cardstock (also from Gina K) and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I cut out the section that looks like a belly band and adhered it to the Tan Leather, this way you can appreciate the leather-like texture.
The image I believe is from a Cardmaker's Kit of the Month (Nature's Beauty), that I stamped, fussy cut and adhered with pop dots. The sentiment is from Gina K's Birthday Duo set, also heat embossed. I really like this blue and brown combination. Hope you do too.
Here's a close-up to better appreciate the texture.
I didn't forget that I had a blog-aversary in July and that I wanted to do something special. Life keeps getting in the way and I haven't been able to organize it. But I will, and will let you all know when I do. Have a wonderfully creative day!
Hugs and blessings to all.