I absolutely love the richness of this design paper...it's warm, bright, and whimsical! My first thought was to add a punched or stamped ornament to the card, and I actually did try that, but just didn't like anything I came up with. So I started thinking about ornaments, and how they go on trees, and that's where the inspiration for this card evolved. I stamped the lone pine tree image from SU!'s "Lovely as a Tree" set in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz on kraft cardstock and then cut out with a Spellbinders die. I added a bit of Bashful Blue with a sponge to the background and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the snow, and then die cut from PTI's In the Meadow the 2 birds and the bunny (which I sponged a bit with Soft Suede ink). Here's a closer up view:
I also added a seam binding ribbon that I dyed with Certainly Celery re-inker, and a little tag from PTI's Tiny Tags die and stamp set. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and hope you like it too! :0)
I also have a picture to share with you today of what winter looks like at my house this year. I know I've made several complaints lately about enough is enough, and thought maybe a picture would show what I'm talking about. Take a look:
I cannot see the street from my front window because the snowbanks are SO high! Yes, enough is enough! Unfortunately, the 8 day forecast is showing more snow...grrrrrr!! I looooooong for Spring...sigh!
Thanks for stopping by today, and make sure you check out all the other great card entries at Merry Monday here. Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay safe and warm if you're in my neck of the woods!