Friday, 7 August 2015

JAI 274 inspiration challenge - Hardwood for Dad

It's inspiration pic challenge week time week at Just Add Ink & Trish has challenged us to use these fab images as our inspiration.
This challenge coincided with my dad in-law's birthday so that helped narrow my focus to make this card for him.

I really loved the graphic timber pattern so I recreated part of it using the large Hardwood timber background stamp. I wanted to stay true to the pic so that meant making separate strips with mitred edges. I started by stamping Hardwood on white & crumb cake card with crumb cake ink, then on sahara sand card with sahara ink. Then I cut it into strips with mitred edges, sponged the edges & adhered them onto another piece of card. The timber strips were quite wide so the card needed to be large to show off the pattern. The finished card front is about 8 x 6 inches (30.5 x 20cm).

I ummed & ahhed about the sentiment as I didn't want to hide the pattern. Finally I added a vellum banner with a smaller stamped (Bohemian Borders) soft suede banner on top to back the black, happy die cut (yes I used Crazy About You again - a definite fave). The birthday sentiment is from Tin of Cards - I thought the font worked nicely with the timber look. The linen thread loops added a natural touch & some softness. Here's a closer look
I was pretty happy with the final card & hope my dad in-law likes it too.

I think you'll love how all the team interpreted the challenge so pop over to the JAI blog to see their projects. We'd love you to try it yourself too. Thanks for visiting today & remember to pin my card if you want to save it for later.

Inky wishes, Di
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Paula Dobson said...

What a fab birthday card for you FIL Di! Your careful cutting and mitering makes they background look like a parquet floor! You obviously have a lot of patients, but it was worth it!

Lou said...

What a great card. I haven't ever thought of using the hardwood stamp that way.

KimB said...

Oh my goodness Di this must have taken ages but the detail you put in does make this super special! Absolutely love how you highlight the sentiment with the darker wood chevrons. xxx

Teneale Williams said...

Just gorgeous, a total WOW card.

Pink Unicorn said...

This card is so ingenious and gorgeous! Great job, thank you for sharing the inspiration.

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic card Di! I LOVE this! The hardwood panel looks awesome! And I love the finishing touches of the vellum, the happy from the 'Hello You' thinlits and the linen thread! This card is amazing! Rochelle xo

Jan said...

Such. Wow card Di! The time you took to mitre the ends and assemble the pattern is so worth it as is such a dramatic result! Love the vellum behind the happy and the wonderful loops of twine. Just fantastic!! xo

Louise Sharp said...

This is stunning Di! - Mind blowing actually!!