So, despite my complete loathing of winter and snow at this point, I'm still enjoying making Christmas cards. Thanks largely to my favourite Christmas card challenge blog, Festive Friday. This year I tasked myself with participating in every single one of their challenges. Last year I missed out on three, I believe. This year I'm doing well so far. :-). I'd totally recommend doing at least one of the many Christmas card challenges out there as by the end of the year you've got all your Christmas cards made and there's no rush or stress to get them done. :-)
Anyway, onto the card! FF had a lovely inspiration photo this week (when haven't they though, really?).
I love this jar with the lace and twine, pine boughs and pinecones. Unfortunately, I don't have a pinecone stamp. Well, I have a couple that have a few pinecones in it but not just a pinecone. Really need to get one I think. :-). Here's what I came up with.
I ran with the lace and the pine boughs mostly. I used my big medallion stamp from SU! And stamped with my StazOn white ink on some kraft paper. I added some pine boughs (Inkadinkado) in forest green StazOn then put a strip of white with a lacy cut edge overtop. I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts) in jet black StazOn then added my red snowflake ribbon bow. I adhered this on a white card base with foam dots. I really like how this turned out but I think I need to invest in some better white ink. The StazOn is really better for those slicker, non porous surfaces, like glass and metal. Anyone have any recommendations?
I'm going to link this up to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long's challenge too. They want die cuts and ribbon this time round.
Well, I hope I've inspired you to join in and make some Christmas cards ahead of time. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!