What a site for today's Inspiration Challenge! Everything looked delish but way too pretty to eat, lol. So I bet you're wondering how this masculine card ended up the gallery for such frilly, embellished cakes. Well, I went with Fleur de Sel Caramels for my inspiration. No frills and it has the wood grain and masculine colors and I need a masculine card.
I stamped and water colored both of the images and used the out of the box Nestie technique to die cut it using a Spellbinders labels 18. I added an extra cut out lantern on top of the base image for a little dimension. On the frame, I cut the inside out and attached the quote behind it.
The top background was done with a Cuttlebug distressed stripe embossing folder. I don't have any of the new M-Bossabilities yet so I inked the top side of the folder using the Memento inks before I ran it through the Grand Calibur. I guess this makes it more like the TLC160 Cuttlebug Negative Effect. On the bottom, I stamped the Honeycomb Background on the dk brown c/s w/ the cocoa ink. It reminded me of chicken wire and I thought that would fit in w/ my rustic looking card. Two screw head brads complete the 4.25 x 5.50 card.