I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I first saw this week's Monday Mood Board at WPlus9, so I just started pulling out items I saw in the photo. I pulled out lace trim, burlap, twine, and paper and inks in the colors displayed.
I also noticed some leftover tags I dyed during PTI's Stamp-a-faire event, so I grabbed those as well. The variegated colors in the tag reminded me a lot of the shading on the flower in the inspiration photo, so I decided to use it.
After creating a cluster of flowers with WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals set, I wanted to add some type of texture to the card because the texture in the photo is what initially caught my eye. I tried the lace first, but it didn't work, so I turned to the twine and burlap. Happily I recalled Kelly Griglione's tutorial on using a piece of burlap to impress a background, so that is what I did. I'm still so amazed that it turns out so well. (And I'm thrilled that I didn't have to buy PTI's burlap impression plate to achieve this awesome look...thank you, Kelly!) The final touch was pulling a strand of burlap off and using it to tie a bow on my tag. I love being able to use supplies in multiple ways, and I'm pretty happy about how the card turned out, too.
SuppliesStamps: WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals)
Ink: PTI (berry sorbet, kraft, spring moss), SU! (pink pirouette), Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Paper: PTI (kraft, white)
Other: PTI (Tag Sale Die #3), WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals dies), Hobby Lobby (burlap)