Sunday, October 28, 2012

Comforting Cattails

This card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design.  I started with a piece of vanilla cardstock and Stampin' Up's Nature Stamp. I stamped the grassy image with green ink, then added the cattails with brown markers. Next,I  cut this stamped image into a hexagon and then cut it into thirds. I adhered these three pieces on brown cardstock, leaving a bit of space between each section.  I cut the brown hexagon out making it slightly larger than the vanilla hexagon.  Using vanilla cardstock and an MS Word document, I printed text with brown font and slightly inked around the outer edges. This was adhered to a piece of chocolate cardstock and then to a cream card base.  I added the vertical and diagonal strips of cardstock.  Next I added the "bouquet" of cattails.  I drew the cattails with colored pencils and markers then fussy cut around them. I gathered them into a bouquet, added a bow and adhered this to the top right hand side of the hexagon. This bouquet is my favorite part of the card.

Cardbase: Paper Studios
Cardstock: Core'dinations Pure Chocolate, Vanilla
Stamps: Stampin' Up Nature
Ink: Paper studios (green), Fiber Scraps e-z walnut ink
Markers: Bic Mark it (brown)
Adhesive: Scotch ATG
Text: MS Word random text

I hope you are enjoying the weekend!


  1. Beautiful card, love the neutral color scheme and the cattails - fab fussy cutting! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design this week!

  2. Cool use of the hexagon shape (it scares me a little.)