Sunday, October 25, 2009
Papertrey Blog Hop: Holiday Time!
Welcome to my Papertrey Blog Hop post! It's about the time to kick holiday preparations into high gear and I'm going to share my family Christmas card this evening. It's super simple, but it has just enough detail for my loved ones to know I spent a little extra time on them this busy season.
I started with a Kraft base stamped in watermark ink with the stitched background from Background Basics: Retro. Next, I stamped the wreath from Rustic Branches onto a Labels 1 die cut. I love that wreath. I use it for just about everything. Depending on the colors it works for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, you name it! I coated the berries in dimensional glaze and adhered a jute bow before setting it aside to dry.
I stamped my sentiment and sponged my edges and looked at the card. It needed something. I decided to stamp a row of the tiny polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II. That was just enough of a punch of color to bring the whole project together. Finally, I mounted the wreath image to the card base with foam adhesive and called it a day. I hope you've enjoyed my card this evening! Have fun hopping!
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Rustic Branches, Believe, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Frost White - Colorbox; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Rustic Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Foam adhesive - Scotch