While the creativity was flowin', I cranked out a few more Christmas cards. I came up with a card that seemed slightly different from some of the others I've made lately. It's a bit vintage, a bit rustic, and a touch elegant. Or at least that's how it looks to me...
I picked up some of the new Basic Grey Wassail paper this weekend and I had to give it a whirl. These two patterns are probably my favorite so far. I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the snowflake paper to give it more age. The red floral piece was punched with my Threading Water punch by Fiskars, then lightly sanded around the edges. And there's just a little strip of flocked paper tucked in there, too.
The large snowflake was stamped with ivory acrylic paint, then the word "Peace" was stamped around the edges. I then lightly stamped smaller snowflakes with more distress ink, just to fill in the large circle a bit. I added a button to the center and outlined the circle and the snowflake with my Stardust pen, although you can't see it in the picture. It's just the right about of sparkle for this card.
I like this card so much, it is definitely one I'll have to duplicate for family and friends. So this may not be the last time you see this card...
Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes, Snowfall and Merry & Bright Additions (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Kraft (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Patterned Paper: Wassail Collection (Basic Grey), Savannah Flock Papers: Bird (7gypsies)
Tools: Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Crop-a-Dile, Threading Water punch (Fiskars)
Ribbon: brown wire
Other: Stardust pen (Sakura), red button, twine, ivory acrylic paint