I've been playing with my CHF backgrounders this week in celebration of CHF's Backgrounder Blitz. I just figured out tonight that we were supposed to be meeting specific challenges with the backgrounders! (Yes, color me clueless. . .) So, this isn't necessarily the backgrounder challenge, but it is in the backgrounder ballpark anyway. (If you check out that link above, you will see that there are prizes involved.)
I started with a 3-1/2" x 5" notecard and coordinating envelope here, then stamped the Canvas backgrounder on Kraft cardstock in Adirondack Espresso ink, and the Polka Dots backgrounder on Prism Blush Red medium cardstock, with Versamagic Brick Red chalk ink.
I had already prepared my inchie art, Cherries, in advance, using the Copic Sketch markers shown on the left. It was a struggle to make myself use this inchie on a card rather than soldering it up into a charm! (If you're an "inchie person," don't laugh at me!) It's just that after I spend an inordinate amount of time perfecting one square inch of real estate, something inside of me wants to preserve it for posterity. OCD? Who knows! Do you think my eight year old will ever marry a woman who likes to wear inchie charms? Sheesh! One more thing to add to the list of qualifications! :-D
I used my Fiskars small scalloping scissors to cut a pale yellow cardstock to layer under the red, then sewed the two layers toegther. Next I matted the inchie in pale yellow, Intense Kiwi, and Spring Willow Dark. The scalloped darker green mat is cut diagonally from a smaller square Spellbinders Nestability die cut. I chose natural twill and antique copper mini brads to finish the card, then stamped some Itty Bitty Cherries on the envelope and colored them as well. I used some Antique Linen Distress ink to age all of my edges since this whole card had an antique farmhouse feel to me.
I bet you're wondering if I'm going to pull this card apart and solder that cherry bowl up, aren't you? Time will tell. . . Have a lovely day!
Stamps: Cherries and Itty Bitty Cherries by Lockhart Stamp Company; Canvas and Polka Dot backgrounders by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento black, Adirondack Espresso, Red Brick Versamagic
Cardstock: Kraft and notecard (SU), Frosted Yellow, Blush Red Medium, Intense Kiwi, and Spring Willow Dark (Prism)
Markers: Copic Sketch markers by Imagination International
Accessories: twill tape, Antique Copper Mini brads (Making Memories)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestability Scalloped Square dies