(inside: Wishing you a Christmas season full of peace, goodwill, and joy!)
I started off thinking I wanted to use browns and blues for my color palette and thought the idea of a wood print background might be nice to create a rustic feel. (Wood.. stable…that’s where my mind was on this one.) Anyway, I saw several wood print backgrounds in my travels, but this one with the turquoise and brown really caught my eye. I told myself that turquoise is kind of blue (for Mary) and kind of green (for Christmas), and I often see people use non-traditional colors, so I decided to go for it. Still trying to decide if I like it for a Christmas card…..
The stamped image and greeting are from the “A Blessed Christmas“set by Paper Smooches. I stamped the holy family on white card stock and the greeting on Darice Picket Fence with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink. I colored the image with Copic markers (Mary: BG15; Faces: E53; Joseph: E57; Jesus and Headband: E55) and hand cut it out with scissors. To make them more rustic looking, I stamped over the colored image and greeting panel with the texture stamp from the Gina K Designs “Frame & Filler” set and Kraft ink.
The inside sentiment is from the “Christmas Blessings” set by Our Daily Bread and was stamped on Gina K Sandy Beach card stock with Charcoal Brown ink.
The circle panels were cut with Spellbinders circle dies (from the Large and Small sets). The small circle was cut from the Picket Fence card stock and stamped with the Stampin’ Up “Cheesecloth” background stamp and Kraft ink. The large circle (and all the mats and card base) are Recollections Kraft card stock.
The music notes panel is “Tiny Music – Teal (518068)” by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. I stamped the holly over the music print with Stampin’ Up Lost Lagoon ink using the stamp from the Sizzix/Hero Arts “Stamp & Emboss Holly Background 657769” set.
The wood print paper is called “Petite Wood Fence – Turquoise (1145234)” by the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
I inked the edges of all of the panels with Gina K. Charcoal Brown ink.
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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