A Christmas card I put together with a old few scraps.
I think it would look better if there were more
greenery branches OR the star and bow
were smaller, making them more in
proportion and country wall swag like.
We are our own worst critics, aren't we?
The sprig stamp image
was colored with water based markers.
The saying is stamped with black ink.
Both stamp images are old ones from Stampin' Up!
I then layered on some leafy branch (Martha Stewart) paper punched pieces
of green paper over the stamped images.
The red bow was made from old paper twist
in my stash, leftover from a long ago project.
I have too much of that twist leftover,
it sure was popular for crafts many years ago.
Maybe I ought to finally purge my assorted craft stashes ?
The star was repurposed from another old project.
It is a simple paper punch star that I made score lines on
then folded to create dimension.
I also lightly water colored mustard ink along the
edges, but it doesn't show well.
Yes, that is real stitching done with my sewing machine
around the edges of the speckled card stock.
The edges of the red card stock were distressed
before gluing it to the hunter green base.
This card looked enticing to Hyla cat :
she reached up and drug it off the table top
as I was trying to photograph it.
That darn cat !
I'm entering this card in the Tis The Season photo inspiration challenge.
The colors, branches and berry sprigs,
overall all rustic country feel were my inspirations.
Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays :)