Hi all - a new week on Merry Monday brings the challenge to use traditional red and green colors on a Christmas card this week. Deanne, this week's host, finds this a challenge because she likes the non-traditional. I can agree to some extent because I like purples and blues on my Christmas cards, but green and red work fine for me too. The design team created some real beauties this week so I hope you'll check them out!
I did some crafty clean-up or what I call "Misty-proofing" for the impending visit of my brother's cat Misty. Well, Misty arrived last night but some crafts had to find their way back onto the kitchen counter where I like to create best. She has shown little interest at this point, preferring to nap in the sun - LOL. I encountered a pine branch stamp during my clean-up so it gave me an idea.
Here's my card:
I started with a piece of Neenah bright white cardstock, stamped a couple branches with Hero Arts Big Pine Bough (K5242), added a bit of Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers (Frames and Trims), then popped a stamped and die cut ornament from a Hero Arts set called Winter Sparkle (CL798). Matted the piece with a bit of black card stock and adhered it to a top fold A2 card made of DCWV shimmer card stock (which doesn't show as very shimmery in the photo). Inks used: Hero Arts Neon Green, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Barn Door. This would be an easy card to mass produce.
That's it for today - just a quick post to get my weekly Christmas card done. For the record, though, I'm well ahead of schedule - I now have 25 cards done for my 2015 stash - woo, hoo! Thanks for stopping!