I didn't get around much crafting this week, so I missed out on quite a few challenges that I had planned to join. Therefore I wanted to do some this week-end, because there's still holidays next week and we have a lot of non-crafty things planned...
For this card, I used the acrylic block stamping technique and created quite a few panels that I am still planning to use. The panel that inspired me most was this one. When I pulled up the block, the ink looked very much like a tree, and I knew when it dries the effect would be lost. So I quickly added some brown distress ink with my water brush. Unfortunately, when it dried it blended too much for my taste, so I traced the tree again with some more brown after it had dried.
As I hadn't managed to stamp the block straight, I had to cut down my panel and to hide the fact that the rectangle itself isn't quite straight edged either I adhered it to the craft card base (stamped tone-in-tone with a burlap background stamp) at an angle.
I added a sentiment in dark brown ink and created a matching craft envelope with my envelope punch board. Rather simply made but the colours look rather dramatic, I think.
Have a great week-end
Just add ink: #237 Clear block stamping
Simon says stamp: Use Kraft