Scalloped Tag Meets Hardwood

by Joanne James26. February 2014 14:09

Today I've a card quite different to yesterday's - I finally caved and purchased the Hardwood background stamp, having seen so many beautiful samples of it on other people's cards and projects. I almost didn't, as I already own Woodgrain and the Wood embossing folder; but I loved the panelled effect so in my basket it went and I have inked it up for the very first time for this project. I am taking my colour inspiration from CAS Colours and Sketches this week and the tag focal point of my card was inspired by the sketch over at Retrosketches, where tags are the order of the day:

So without further ado, let me share my card with you:


With the Hardwood stamp as my neutral whitewashed background, I used a combination of Secret Garden flowers along with a little pink one from Petite Petals to decorate my tag, the tag itself being punched with the Scalloped tag Topper Punch (such a versatile punch!). I then decorated my tag with a doily, an in-colour embellishment in Strawberry Slush, a Daffodil Delight candy dot and some lovely Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon tied with some yellow seam binding ribbon along with a double-layered sentiment tag. I'm hoping I didn't get too carried away to qualify for CAS Colours and Sketches this week - I ended up with more layering and detail than I originally intended when I started out with this card, but I must say I really like the effect and love the colour combination.

That's all from me today - back tomorrow with another project. until then, happy stampin'! 

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Comments (8) -

karen h
karen hUnited States
26/02/2014 18:47:24 #

Awesome card! Love the sweet tag and white-wood background. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!


Joanne James
Joanne James
28/02/2014 23:22:52 #

Thanks Karen - you can get some great effects with this hardwood stamp and I am definitely partial to the whitewashed look at the moment!


Patricia Hays
Patricia HaysUnited States
26/02/2014 20:59:38 #

Your card is stunning!  The flowers are so pretty against that terrific woodgrain background (it reminds me of a wooden fence).  I'm glad you shared your card with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches, and I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge! Smile


Joanne James
Joanne James
28/02/2014 23:24:08 #

That's so kind of you to say Patricia! I am loving the challenges over at CAS Colours & Sketches and am even managing a few of the colour challenges, which is great for someone who loves sketches Smile


Lizy United Kingdom
27/02/2014 09:29:33 #

This is really pretty! I love the collage effect and the use of the Hardwood stamp! Smile
Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week! Smile
Lizy xx


Joanne James
Joanne James
28/02/2014 23:24:56 #

Thank you Lizy - loved the colour combo over at CAS this week!


Louise van Vuren
Louise van VurenUnited Kingdom
02/03/2014 09:21:15 #

This is really very pretty, love the background stamp! Super use of the colours, thanks for joining in with our challenge at C&S

Louise xx


Joanne James
Joanne James
02/03/2014 20:56:36 #

Thanks Louise - I can see me getting lots of use from this background stamp! Great colour challenge this week.


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