Good morning friends. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I'm sharing a card I made for Festive Friday Challenge 02. The challenge was to make a rustic, country looking card and here is the inspiration photo:
I love this photo....kind of makes me wish Christmas were next week and this is what my table would look like! Actually I do have Christmas plates that would look great with this type of setting, so I'm going to have to keep this in mind for next December! :0) But anyway, here is the card I came up with:
I started with a 5 x 5 flecked cream colored card base (my local stamp store) and then layered with SU!'s Soft Seude and an embossed layer (SU!'s Striped embossing folder) that I sponged with Soft Seude ink. The look I was going for was an old barn door, and I'm not sure I achieved that particular look, but I do like the way it turned out as a background for the wreath! The wreath is from PTI's "Wreath for all Seasons" stamp set and I absolutely LOVE this set! I used a small stamp from a retired SU! set (Mini Watercolor Garden) to stamp the leaves on the wreath, using SU!'s Old Olive and Alway's Artichoke. The berries are stamped in SU!'s Real Red with a "Judith" stick stamp. I layered the wreath on another layer of Soft Seude and then added a sheer red ribbon (Michael's) before adding the wreath layer to the embossed layer. I finished by adding a tiny star tag (PTI's Tiny Tags die and stamp set) and attached with a small piece of hemp cord. Here's an extra photo close up of the wreath so you can see the leaves better:
It's a pretty CAS card, but I think I achieved the "rustic, country" look. Like my last Festive Friday entry, this card would be any easy one to produce a lot of, although with the size it would be extra to mail it...oh well, hand delivery works great too! :0)
That's all for today friends. Hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks so much for stopping by!