Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rustic Christmas Greetings for The Paper Players

I had a great day yesterday with my stamp class down in OK Falls!  Lots of laughs especially when I realized I forgot to bring down the key ingredient in one of the cards!  We managed to make do though, but I hate when I do that! Sigh!  I got home after doing a little extra shopping and set out to create a project for The Paper Players' latest challenge:

When I saw this inspiration photo for the colour challenge, I immediately wanted to somehow case it! I love this outfit.  I was experimenting with braiding strips of Very Vanilla cardstock to make the cable knit on the sweater, but I didn't have a clue how to create the clothing shapes so I went back to using regular stamp sets and framelits, and I chose Bright and Beautiful which coordinates with the Stars Framelits. I kept the rustic look however.

  • I used Crumb Cake as the neutral colour in my design and added splashes of the challenge colours of Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla.
  • I stamped the largest star from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set twice, once in Crumb Cake and once in Mossy Meadow and then die cut them with the Star Framelits.  I hand trimmed the center of the Mossy Meadow star and mounted it on the Crumb Cake star.  Then I stamped the smallest star from the set, which is identical to the center of the largest star, in Cherry Cobbler and die cut it with the smallest of the Star Framelits. Each layer is popped up on dimensionals.
  • The back panel of Crumb Cake is embossed using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
  • The plaid DSP in Cherry Cobbler is from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack.  I have to say that it's one of my favourites.
  • I find that the combination of the Burlap Ribbon and the Venetian Crochet Lace Trim creates a really rustic combination, perfect for the look I was going for.
  • The sentiment, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink is from the Watercolour Winter Too stamp set, which is meant to coordinate with the Watercolour Winter Simple Created Card Kit.  I rolled the ends of the sentiment and curved it up in the middle, mounting it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for popping by today.  If you are in the area Saturday, join me here:

I'm going to have lots of Christmas cards, Christmas kits, and Christmas treat boxes for sale along with my retired stamps and accessories.  Hope to see you there.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous Heather! The rustic look is awesome and really does embody the feeling of the inspiration photo. I love how you used the colors and the burlap ribbon adds just the right texture. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

    Wising you a successful Christmas fair!

  2. Lovely card! The burlap and lace are fabulous! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  3. What a gorgeous card! I love the vintage/rustic feel and how you layered the colours on the star. This card really has been inspired by our challenge photo this week. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players!


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