Monday, 25 April 2011

New nest!

I needed a quick new home card last week - this is what I came up with.

The kraft card base came from a huge rigid envelope that was supplied with the calendar we got for our kitchen this year. Obviously we weren't sending it anywhere so I chopped up the envelope for crafting :o)

I love coloured pencils on kraft cardstock and I thought it would give a nice look to the eggs in this nest - a quick and simple card, appropriate for a spring move of house!

It's a small one layer card (10.5cm square) with just a touch more interest added by embossing a frame for the image with a Nestie.

Stamps: Nest and sentiment both CHF (retired)

Paper: Kraft

Ink: Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Prismacolor pencils
Nestabilites by Spellbinder (Large Square)


Thanks for stopping by, hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend!

16 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

very stylish and the colour makes a striking centerpiece

Janice said...

Nice bit of recycling there and a very subtle but beautiful card.

sam21ski said...

This is fabulous, that image fits in so well with your kraft cardstock - lovely xxxx

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous! That kraft card is a yummy colour, Jo x PS I've got a candy giveaway running until Thursday so why not drop by!

Effie said...

That's one very classy card!

Chicken Licken said...

Very nice indeed, understated but gorgeous. Love the blue eggs

Paula said...

a wonderful piece of recycling - love the look of kraft card.

Kaz said...

Such a classy card Joanne, you can't beat a bit of recycling! xxx

Carol said...

That card is gorgeous really love the embossed frame. Its amazing what quality kraftcard you can get off packaging isn't it...xx

Hazel said...

Great use of the kraft envie - love the subtle colouring - great card for a spring move x

Kathy said...

This turned out so beautifully, Joanne. The soft blues are just perfect on the Kraft base

Sue said...

Love the pale blue with the natural looking card and the embossed frame is just enough decoration.
Sue x

Sid said...

Gorgeous 'natural'card !!

Karen said...

ooo I do like the pencil on the Kraft card Joanne....it looks so soft & beautiful! Such a lovely idea for a new home card too xxx

Deborah said...

Wonderful card, Joanne. The kraft card complements the nest theme perfectly.

Gez said...

Brilliant idea to use an envelope. Love the colour of the blue eggs. Great stamp for a new home card!