It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Challenge. The challenge this month was to create a project based on the photo inspiration.
When I saw the inspiration, I knew I wanted to play along since I had two masculine birthday cards to make. As I was definitely short on time this weekend, I decided to keep my card clean and simple and use patterned paper which just happened to be the Scrappy Saturday challenge at Wee Memories. Here's my card:
I wasn't kidding when I said it was clean and simple! To create it, I cut a standard size card. Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 5" x 3.75" and embossed it using a PTI embossing plate. I cut a strip of patterned paper 1" wide and a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock 1/4 inch wider. I adhered the patterned paper strip to my embossed cardstock, stamped the sentiment and then adhered that piece to the card using foam adhesive. It doesn't get easier than that! Here's a close-up of the embossing. It didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it but it definitely adds interest and texture to the card.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White; Terracotta Tile);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #1);
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Soft Suede);
Misc.: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate (Linen & Canvas -- Side 1)