Country Garden Hardwood.

How was your weekend? It has turned very cold here all of a sudden. Not "snow" cold, but definitely, "furry slippers and electric blankets" cold. Mother's day is next week and I bet sales of winter dressings gowns are going through the roof! haha. I know I have put in my order for one.

I saw a photo once of some lovely white flowers on a green vine growing against a fence. It looked so beautiful I wanted to translate it into a card.
So I had an idea ... and I got half way through putting the design together and stopped. Do you ever have that happen? I just wasn't sure what to do next so I put it aside for awhile.
Well last night I saw the punched flowers and bits of stamped card stock and decided it was now or never! I was going to finish this card.

I couldn't believe how quickly it came together... it just seemed to all fall into place and I am so very happy with the outcome.
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I never use Garden Green but this was perfect for this card.
I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Early Expresso Ink onto Crumbcake card stock.
Then I stamped the leaves, in Garden Green ink, from Summer Silhouettes onto it.
I cut the individual planks of wood out and sponged them with Early Expresso around the edges.
Glued each plank onto a piece of Early Expresso card stock leaving a tiny gap between each one.
I cut down the Early Expresso piece so it is only behind the planks (not showing as a border around them).
Then I attached my white petite petals flowers that I stamped in Garden Green ink.

For the greeting I stamped in Early Expresso Ink and used Chalk Talk Stamps and matching framelits. I punched the For You with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch and layered it onto a punched 1 3/8 inch circle of Early Expresso.
The piece of wood at the top is raised with dimensionals and I was able to loop the Early Expresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon around it and attach it to the back of the greeting.

So what do you think? Does this say "Country Fresh" to you? Can you hear the cows calling? lol.

Thanks for stopping by. Love having you visit and reading your lovely comments. Hope you can drop by again soon. Vx


  1. Just as you're getting cold, we're warming up Vicki! Hope you get your dressing gown to snuggle up in - or are onesies a thing over there?! Love your card with the tag hanging off the cross bar. I know what you mean about leaving a card and coming back to it - sometimes it works better that way. Vicky x

  2. Oh, this is special. It's really striking, Vicki. Glad you persisted with it. I like how you hang sentiments form fences and old wood etc. And I probably would not have thought to stamp flowers in green but these look so fresh!
    (Hang on, is that a cow I hear? Lol!)


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