My sweet friend Michele and I had a play date last week and used the Blue & Brown color theme to make a background using the new Tartan Builder Stencils from The Greetery, and then did our own thing with our backgrounds. I actually have 2 cards to share as I wasn't too sure I liked my plaid card at first, but it's grown on me! I'm not much of a masculine card maker, but these will do!!
I used Gina K and Pinkfresh Studio inks to stencil my plaid background, and then framed it using kraft cardstock and a die cut frame from PTI's Pierced Feature Frame Dies. My little birdie was die cut using Ink To Paper's Feathered Friends 2 Dies with kraft and Early Espresso (SU!) cardstocks and a snippet of kraft polka dotted dsp (PTI). The little twig wreath was a sweet gift from my friend Birgit and is from Creative Expressions dies. I added some bakers twine and a tiny tag (PTI for the tag die and The Greetery for the sentiment) at the top to balance the card out a bit.
My 2nd card started with a bit of ink blending and masking off the left hand side and bottom with some washi tape. The brown ink is Gina K's Warm Cocoa and the blue is Pinkfresh Studios Blue Jay ink. I inked up the lighthouse and birds from Gina K's By The Sea 1 stamp set using Early Espresso ink (SU!), and then matted with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock (SU!) before attaching to a white card base.
I just love ink blending, and think these 2 colors work perfectly together for the background of my nautical card! I'm thinking it will make a great Father's Day card for one of my girls to give their dad in a couple weeks!
So there you have my take on the BLUE & BROWN challenge, and I can't wait to see what my sweet friend Michele came up with using the Tartan Plaid Builder stencils too! There is also LOTS of BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the Color Hues DT, and you can check it all out right HERE to play along.