Greetings! Today’s card was inspired by this awesome inspiration board over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog:
The challenge is winter and I’m a bit low on snowflake and snowman stamps (I live in Southern California) so I decided to use Christmas as my winter theme.
I pulled out my Rustic Wreath stamp set again and used it this time without the die. I also pulled out my one petal stamp from the stamp set Pretty Petals by Clearly Besotted Stamps…it is SO useful! I inked the wreath base up in Sahara Sand ink and the petals in River Rock (retired) and Soft Sky. I am so very pleased with how it turned out!
I used a small piece of wood themed pattern paper to incorporate that element from the inspiration photos. Also, a bit of twine reinforces that rustic vibe. I actually took two different twines and wrapped them together, just for added rustic-ness (is that even a word?).
It’s all layered on some blue aged pattern paper (more of the rustic element) and then popped up off the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love Stampin’ Dimensionals!
And though you can’t see it, I’ve decorated the whole wreath with Wink of Stella for a beautiful sparkle!
And while I was at it, I decorated the inside as well:
Only two more sleeps until the big day! I’ve got just a few more days to ink up all of my pretty Christmas stamps before it’s time to put them away so guess what I have in store for you tomorrow! lol
Thanks so much for stopping by, your support means so very much to me!
Wishing you joy and blessings!
Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey
Pattern Paper: Cozy by Authentique
Ink: Sahara Sand, River Rock (retired), Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Rustic Wreath by Papertrey Ink, Wondrous Wreath by Stampin’ Up!
Embellishments: Wink of Stella
Other: Envelope by Stampin’ Up!