ABC Inspiration Challenge: Letter B

I am really enjoying the creative journey with these ABC Inspiration Challenge cards. Have you started to do your own collection yet? If not, I invite you to join along. Each Monday, I will post a new card/atc/etc. that is inspired by a letter of the alphabet. I will be playing with new techniques, visiting old ones and in general...having fun playing and being creative. I am really loving this smaller 'canvas' to work with...I have been so inspired!

This week, I created my project with the letter 'B' in mind. The first thing that I thought of was my two boys...brothers. So, my card focuses on them this week. (click on photo for larger view)

I printed two photos (one for front, one for back) that were each edited to have a bit of vintage/seventies look to them.

I took a piece of vintage ledger paper and stamped an amazing circle stamp from Collage Press with brown StazOn ink. I then stamped the 'blessing' stamp from an Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday stamp set with an Adirondack 'Red Pepper' Paint Dauber from Ranger.

I took some aqua thread and sewed on top of the 'blessing' stamped image.

I printed some journaling words on kraft paper, cut them into small strips and added to the card.

On the bottom of the card, I added a small strip of kraft paper and brown paper that had been punched with a postage stamp border punch from EK Success.

On the back of the card is the other photo and the word 'life' stamped from another set from Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday.

I wanted to keep this card fairly simple and vintage with the focus on the photographs.

My dear friend from 1548 Inspiration Ave. is doing this weekly challenge with me as well...so be sure to check out her blog every Monday for her ABC Inspiration Challenge project...she is amazing!

Have a wonderful Monday!