Today's challenge is to let this amazing coat I found here inspire your next paper crafting project! I did and I'm so glad- now I want to buy the coat to go with my card.
I love the airy, natural, boutique-y look so tried to mimic that with the natural card base and the same beautiful colors. I also somewhat mimicked the coat by folding back a corner of my card and adding faux stitching with a marker. I used jumbo eyelets as buttons and tried to keep the same feel with my sentiment.
First I pulled out a variety of these realistic looking stamps of nature, including the hostess set Organic Grace that I just got from our recently retired catalog. I paired it with Touch of Nature and an old old set called Flowers of Gratitude. Now you know why I don't sell my retired sets, huh!
I watercolored each of these images with an aquapainter and my Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The sentiment is from Embrace Life, framed with Frames With a Flourish.
Inside I stamped the two fern leaves and the Mother's Day sentiment from All Holidays and was ready to quit when I noticed a big smudge right on the top fern! UGH! I HATE it when that happens. So, after considering it for a few moments I decided I had to use the dragonfly from the Organic Grace set and cover up the smudge. As they often do, this mistake ended up being a good one. I really like the raised dragonfly!
Anyway, here's the inside view and a list of the Stampin' Up! only supplies. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like it as much as I do!
Stamps: Organic Grace, Touch of Nature, Embrace Life, All Holidays, Linen background
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Brown, Always Artichoke, Real Rust, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals, Always Artichoke Marker, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Real Rust, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie
ETA: better picture