My stampers here know that River Rock became my go-to color when it was first introduced as an In Color by Stampin’ Up. It is quite a color chameleon, frankly. I love how it skews green when paired with blues and moves toward brown when paired with brown family. It is absolutely lovely with Soft Suede and the introduction of Early Espresso completed the set for me. So why haven’t I made more cards with this color??!! Can’t tell you (other than I am also in love with Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz……)! Imagine my joy when I saw the Pals Paper Arts inspiration picture this week. Lots of River Rock leaves, Soft Suede tree trunks, a Very Vanilla Sweater…take a look:
I also found this great sketch from Karen and her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 89:
I found some very old DSP and knew it was just perfect. One of the leaves from Day of Gratitude got the Ilina Crouse treatment. I knew this technique would be great with lots of color combinations. Today it is River Rock, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. The tip from Pals Paper Arts is to remember layers and I added a torn layer underneath the image panel. I thought it would add balance to the frayed ends of the ribbon. Here is the final result:
I am thrilled with the masculine feel of this card and may do a birthday variation, too. Hope your weekend has been full of fun. My kids had their first leaf pile jumping of the year…one of my favorite things! Thanks for stopping in!
Stamp: Day of Gratitude; Paper: Retired DSP, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Ink: River Rock, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Accessories: Espresso Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons, Sticky Strip, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals
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