Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Country Christmas

I absolutely love plaid and so I was dying to use the red and white plaid from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalogue. On the Creative Escape Retreat last weekend, I finally got it out and started to play with some designs.  With the plaid and the doily and the woodgrain stamp on the triangle trees, this definitely looked like a Country Christmas card.

I was always fascinated by Scottish culture and lore. When I was a young teen, my parents took me to a live performance of the musical, Brigadoon and that was it! I was hooked. I constantly dreamed of having Scottish heritage and living in the highlands with the bagpipes swirling and the mists rising from the heather and wearing my clan's tartans.  The closest I got was marrying my hubby, who has Scottish descendents and I married into the Cooper clan with their own tartan.

Here's a closer look at my card:

  • I used the stamp set, Bright and Beautiful, for the star image and stamped it in Sahara Sand ink, stamped off once. This makes the image light enough so that the sentiment, from Get Your Santa On, can be stamped in Real Red to match the tartan. The Star Framelits die cut it for a sharp clean line.
  • The triangle trees were stamped with the hardwood chevron image from Truly Grateful and punched out with the Triangle Punch. The front one is popped up on dimensionals.
  • The beautiful ribbon is Whisper White Satin Ribbon, a beautifully smooth and shiny fabric that looks so classy on any card. You can also get it in Gold, Silver and Very Vanilla.
  • The sequins are pulled off the Gold Sequin Trim and glued on with a tiny drop of Tombow Multipurpose glue.
  • The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock.
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