Thursday, December 6, 2012

Country Christmas

Good morning friends.  Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by one of PTI's talented designers, Melissa Phillips (Lilybean's Paperie).  I have used PTI's Christmas Tree die on many cards and have always cut them out with a "green" cs.  After seeing a tree on Melissa's blog cut out with design paper, I thought "why not?" doesn't have to be realistic on a card!  So here's my "country" looking Christmas tree card:

I started with a card base of kraft cs and then added a layer of SU's Whisper White that I had stamped with SU's "Script" background stamp (retired) in SU's Crumb Cake ink.  I used a small strip of some scrap dotted dp on the top of the card and then cut the tree out of "Rain Check" by Pebbles, Inc. and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with a large dot embossing folder before I added that on top. (you may have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see the large dots)  I cut a snowflake (Spellbinders) out of American Crafts POW gold glitter paper and added that with a button and red embroidery floss.  (the star at the top of the tree was the center piece of the snowflake)  I added a piece of lace trim to add to the country vintage look, and then used the sentiment stamp from SU's "Two Cool Dudes" stamp set.  Not a whole lot of stamping on this card, but I still think it turned out cute! :0)

Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!  I'm excited for my bible study this morning...we're doing Adam Hamilton's "The Journey" and it's a really awesome look at Mary's journey.  What a perfect study for this time of year!!  I hope you're all taking time to remember the real reason for this blessed season and also taking time to find the  JOY in each day! :0)  Thanks for stopping by...I love it when you do.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Just to let you know I look forward to seeing your blog each morning! Love this glitter in this card.