Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Greens

Greetings, friends! I have been trying to go through my UFO (un-finished objects) boxes a little more recently, and put this card together using some leftover bits and pieces. I've been hoarding the scraps of this patterned paper for ages, and have been stubbornly trying to use up every last bit. I still can't quite finish it up! A package of patterned paper can last for ages, don't you think? I'm not sure I've ever entirely finished one up.

My inspiration came from two challenges. First, the awesome sketch at Viva La Verve, which is so perfect for using up little scraps. My sentiment and the subtle snowflake behind it are from a Verve set. Second, Merry Monday is having a Christmas in Summer link-up where you can use any of their previous challenges, and I chose #224, Masculine Christmas Card. I think the woodgrain and earthly colors have a masculine feel.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Holiday Greetings (Verve)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU)
Patterned Paper: Merry Moments (SU)
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (SU)
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Circles Dies, Woodgrain EF (SU)
Accessories: Linen Thread (SU), Wood Veneer Stars (Studio Calico)

Thanks for visiting today!


LeAnne said...

I love that sketch too, and your rustic take on it is wonderful! Awesome staging as well!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great take on the sketch and so fun you were able to use some UFOs!! Just love the patterns you combined!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Love those beautiful greens and that fabulous textured background. So glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!

Anita in France said...

Lovely layers, Sandy, and yummy texture ... the rich greens are fabulous! Anita :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful way to use up your scraps!!

Carmela said...

This design makes a very pretty Christmas card! Love your papers and background.