Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Simple Life

My youngest brother celebrated his birthday this week and this is his card. He and his wife recently moved to an old farm that had belonged to family friends. They have been very busy renovating and now they are building a barn! So, this CTMH stamp seemed very suitable for this year's card. I used a page from an old dictionary for the background.

If you look closely, you might see that the word "farm" is defined on this page. I just LOVE using upcycled stuff on my cards and projects.

I played around with my Tim Holtz Distress stains for the background of this one. I swiped them onto watercolour page, misted, then blended with my finger.
A shot with the envelope I made to match:

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What I used:
CMTH D1543 Country Born
B1461 Happy Mail
and B1442 Belated Birthday
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - spiced marmalade, crushed olive & forest moss
burlap style "ribbon" from Winner's
Bella Bling


  1. Very pretty masculine card! I love the wonderful image and the scripted background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Great card - really like the rustic twine and the agricultural images. Good choice with the dictionary page. My brother's a farmer and I think he'd love it too.

  3. Gorgeous,love everything about it, Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Splish Splash challenge.

  4. Great card, I really like that frame! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

  5. oh how i LOVE this! (& congrats to the bro!) ps: huge bonus points for awesome text paper that works aesthetically AND adds content!!! ♥♥♥ (tho i must say... i've accidentally added unintentional content a couple of times with dictionary pages; i now scrutinize them pretty carefully, lol!) :0


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