Good morning, all! It's going to be a scorcher in New York this weekend, perhaps not the kind of weather when most people think about Christmas cards. However, I just had to play along with the farewell challenge at Merry Monday. I'm so sad to see that challenge come to an end. Though I certainly didn't play along every week, I wished I could have and sometimes created a card in my head even if it didn't make it to paper. I love the different themes each week and wonderful inspiration. Thank you, Merry Monday Team!
This week's challenge is Rustic Christmas, and I took lots of inspiration from the challenge badge, including the colors, wood paneling, and deer mount. I love making a Christmas card in earthy tones, and I think it makes for a great masculine card.
In searching for other Christmas Card Challenges, I came across this one that is new to me, Christmas Card Throwdown. The challenge there is Wood Background, so I'm playing along there for the first time, as well.
Stamp Sets: Christmas Noel (Recollections)
Card Stock: Ivory (Simon Says Stamp), Early Espresso, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Welcome Home (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Deer Head Dies (Recollections)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!