Deconstructing....! I think I have been watching too many cooking shows...but it perfectly describes the process of making this card. This is also a great way to use the new Colored Inchie Squares in the neutral tones and a new khaki Inchie Note card.
Using three different colors of Inchie Squares, line them up in a bit of a jig jog - this way you get a combination of stem (which runs down the middle) and pine needles when you stamp. Left to right the colors are wheat, dark cream, dark cream and light gray. The stamp is the Big Pine Bough from Hero Arts.
They are reassembled here just after stamping so you can see how they appear before taking them apart.
Now 'deconstruct' the pine bough and rearrange it in a 4 square, turning the squares until you are pleased with the way they appear.
Since all of the paper components of the card are darker colors you want to be sure and run a coordinating Copic marker around the edges of the paper so you won't see the 'white' edges when you assemble the paper layers.
The photo never seems to do justice to the richness of the subtle beiges, taupes and grays of this card and how well the neutral Inchie Squares coordinate with two of the papers from the Granola 6 X 6 assortment pad from Basic Gray.
Be sure to visit Cindy Lyles blog, StarLitstudio, for additional ideas about combining different colored Inchie Squares in one card!