We have been having some great fall weather here in the East. In fact, it was so warm today that when the rain came we actually had a thunderstorm along with it. Who would of thought on October 21?
Normally our autumn days are colder and perfect for staying indoors and creating Christmas cards. But regardless of the weather Christmas is only 2 months away and I still have a lot of cards to make. So for today's card I went a little whimsical with my card design.
Our design team partnered with Peachy Keen Stamps to celebrate their new release of face stamps that work perfectly with the CottageCutz Christmas ornament dies. Just a little way to bring some whimsy to your holiday crafting. Check out the site because Kathy is offering some promotional pricing on her new stamps + the CottageCutz dies.
Let's get started with my card and some details on what I did. I started my card this week with the idea of using the Nested Star Ornaments. I had a layout in mind that I wanted to use as well so I just needed my card colors and patterned paper.
Cherry layering piece: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"
Vanilla Sentiment Panel: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Olive green layering panel: 2/ 7/8" x 3 7/8"
I searched through my Christmas patterned paper for a fun pattern to show off my whimsical star image. I thought dots and stripes would work together well. I was on a definite roll to get my card completed. Dots on the patterned paper and stripes in the way of ribbon for the bottom rectangle piece on the sketch.
My sentiment is computer generated using Word to set it up and then print on vanilla cardstock. After I printed it I used the CottageCutz Rectangle dies to cut it to the size I wanted for my card. I used the 2nd largest die on this one.
From here I assembled my card. I added some stars to the sentiment panel and also to the striped ribbon panel. The stars are from the CottageCutz Merry Christmas Ribbon die. Used a wink of stella clear pen for a little sparkle.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I gave you some additional inspiration for Christmas. Also don't forget about our newest challenge going on right now. The theme is fall. Here is the link for more info.
So until next week........inky hugs.