BRRR baby it is cold outside! You can see my inspiration for this card came from my backyard! I used the Colorful Seasons Set along with the matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits. This card was so easy by using one of the Sheets from the Wood Textures 6 x6 DSP. I used Palette Knives and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste lightly on the background. Then I added the snowflakes and chair and added a little more Shimmery Paste on the top of the chair and snowflakes to complete the picture. Since I wanted a bright card I attached the DSP to Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and made the Andirondack Chair Cherry Cobbler to pull it all together. Remember to order with the Hostess Code to get an additional gift!
Festive Farmhouse DSP
Labels to Love Set
Plaid is certainly on Trend now and this card is no exception! Leila Pals made this card with the Festive Farmhouse DSP, which has an assortment of plaids and also neutrals. It will be the best $11.00 you ever spend! She paired the DSP with The Labels to Love Set which coordinates with Everyday Label Punch in the main catalog! And she brings in the homey feel with the Cable Folder as well as a Boxwood Wreath to make it truly a Merry Christmas!
The snowflakes are embossed in white embossing powder on this Cherry Cobbler Background. Use a Whisper White pad instead of Versa mark to get the bright white look of this card. I did use the Versa mark to add snowflakes to the background that look like the whisper of a shadow. See the beautiful snowflake Trinket in the middle of the snowflake? They come in 4 different designs. The Snowflake is Whisper White Card Stock and I layered it with Grey Granite. A truly traditional Christmas Card.
The dreamcatcher was originally made by Native Americans to catch your bad dreams and give you only good dreams. So, the inspiration for this card came from the original dreamcatchers which were typically made with horsehair and decorated with feathers and beads. So, I cut the dream catcher out of Early Espresso to simulate the horsehair and the dreamy background was achieved with the clear acrylic block “F” in our main catalog. The process is easy! Put pad to acrylic block in three layers. I used Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie Pads. Then spritz the watercolor paper and stamp down on the paper with the acrylic block. If you want more blending, move back and forth with the acrylic block. The more you move, the muddier you will make the colors. Less movement makes bright brilliant color. And I used Bermuda Bay Card Stock for the word “dream”. And the Faceted Gems in the center of the dreamcatcher simulate beads beautifully!
When inspiration strikes you have to act on it right away! I pulled trending plaids from the internet and remade them with the Buffalo Check Stamp, Brayer Sponge and Stampin Write Markers this makes the Buffalo Check Plaid stamp a staple for year-round inspiration for seasonal backgrounds!