Merry Monday's Challenge #169 is "Light Green, Dark Green, & Red." I used this card that I found through Pinterest for my design inspiration.
I began with my upper panel. I embossed a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper with Hero Arts' "Arrow Pattern" stencil. Then I blended Cracked Pistachio & Pine Needles Distress inks on that panel, creating an ombre look. Once I had the ink blended pretty smoothly, I sprayed the panel with my homemade Perfect Pearls mist. This gave it a bit of shimmer and helped blend the inks a little more. Then I set that aside to dry.
I stamped the greeting, from this Hero Arts set, on a piece of white cardstock, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The spacing under "wishing" in this particular stamp has always bothered me, and made me feel like I needed to put something there. So for this card, I pierced 2 lines of holes, and stitched little cross stitches with red embroidery floss.
To assemble the card, I adhered the ink-blended panel to my white cardstock, and wrapped a piece of red satin ribbon around the seam. Then I tied a bow onto that with more ribbon. Finally, I matted that with dark green cardstock, and adhered the completed card front to a white A2-size card base.
I'm also entering this card in a2z Scrapbooking's "Texture" challenge.