Monday, November 4, 2019

Stitched Stars for an Easy Rustic Look Christmas Card

I've been seeing some beautiful rustic-looking Christmas cards around the web and had that old yearning to create something rustic this afternoon, after we got home from another trip down to Vancouver, this time for some Stampin' Up! training on Saturday that was SO valuable!

So I got out my Crumb Cake and Real Red, my Burlap Ribbon, all rustic staples. I found some wood grain DSP from the Come To Gather Designer Series, and visualized how it all would look if I used the beautiful Stitched Stars die set! Here's how it all came together:

  • I just love all the options available with the Stitched Stars dies. You have the nested Stitched Stars themselves, you have the option of creating the open frame stars by taking two dies and nesting one inside the other and running them through your die-cutting machine, you have the ornate die cut stars, and flourishes, and finally you have that amazing flourish of many stars. It's a once in a lifetime set that works for many different seasons, not just for Christmas.
  • I paired it with it's coordinating stamp set, So Many Stars for the JOY sentiment.
  • The Sprig Punch added a little softness to the rustic look with some Whisper White and Sparkle Glimmer leaf sprigs under the burlap ribbon.
  • If I had time to add something more I would have added some small sequins or some metallic spatter to the card front I think, but it was a long day of travel, plus the change to standard time from daylight savings and I needed some more sleep!
I will have the newsletter ready in the next couple of days. The travel took away some working time, but that just gives you a little more time to subscribe if you haven't already.

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