Nature's Wish Moose Birthday

My crafting time and crafting supplies have been very limited lately. Long story short in my roller coaster life, I have become separated from my crafting supplies. Crafting has kept me sane over the years, so I am slowly rebuilding.  For those of you who have known me for some know I could not live without burlap for long! I have been known to add burlap to any project...but it is the perfect texture for a masculine card. In the past I was the crafter with every color of cardstock and coordinating not so much!  So, you will be seeing a lot of improvising as I rebuild my craft room. My card was created with one of my favorite stamp sets from Close to My Heart, D1703 Nature's Wish.  This set features great outdoor life images and a selection of versatile sentiments.  Here is a look at the complete set-

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

I wanted my card to have an earthy feel to it.  While the burlap was a great start....I only had bright pattern and White Daisy cardstock.  Watercolors to the rescue.  I simply diluted my watercolors and washed the White Daisy cardstock and the pattern paper with watercolors to remove the harsh white finish.  I love that my white panel has an almost wood look to it now.  I stamped my images and distressed the edges of all layers with Cocoa pigment ink.  I love the end result, though it did take some a little outside of the box thinking to accomplish it.  

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1703 Nature's Wish
B1535 Hooked on You
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink Set
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Burlap Cardstock by DCWV
Plaid Paper, Boy Oh Boy by Carta Bella
Enamel Dots by Echo Park

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge-Lots of Layers 
Little Red Wagon-Plaids & Polka Dots
Simon Says Stamp-Make Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations-Close to Nature


  1. This is a fabulous card, I love it! I think I'm going to have to get this set!

  2. Really like your card deign Allisa, it's really nice! Thank you for joining the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

  3. Fab card...this set of stamps is amazing!

  4. This is a wonderful design. I love the plaid against the burlap. This is a fabulous masculine card. Love it! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ?

  5. Such striking colours and stamping and the use of hessian and the tartan papers all add up to a super card, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations 'Close to Nature' theme.

    B x

  6. Love your manly card, so much texture. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  7. So sorry life has been interfering with your crafting time. Try to focus on all the fun you will have replacing your old stash XXX
    Beautiful creation, the burlap is perfect for that glorious moose :D Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley Challenge XXX

  8. A fabulous card and a great entry for our close to nature challenge at Stamping Sensations. A very majectic Moose! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!


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