There’s a gorgeous bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog that I love very much but that I haven’t opened until I sat down to make today’s card. What a shame! The good news – it’s so gorgeous and popular that you’ve already seen it and likely already own it, so you aren’t missing out on anything. Phew! Here’s my card that features a spray of boughs and a gorgeous sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle:
My simple sketch is the inspiration for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card – I hope you’ll play along with this week’s challenge:
- Peaceful Boughs Bundle. Do you love a beautiful pine branch at Christmas? Such a beautiful image in nature or when brought inside for a Christmastime decoration! Whether it’s a branch of a tree or in the form of a wreath or some other decorative arrangement, pine boughs are such a familiar and beautiful thing this for the holidays. Here’s a look at the Peaceful Boughs Bundle: The gorgeous sentiment I used on the front of this card (from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set) is a real beauty with a lovely sentiment – “May the spirit of peace gently fill your heart and home in this most wonderful time of year.” I love it!
- Layering and Adding Texture. After I cropped these pine branches with Shaded Spruce cardstock and layered them on my card, I was missing a little something. I wanted more texture or color – and I certainly wasn’t going to add more branches. That’s when it hit me – if I just sponged a little White Craft Ink on the branches, I could give the look of snow without overpowering the softness of the leaves. With a quarter of a Stampin’ Sponge, I added slow-drying White Craft Ink to the boughs and let them dry overnight.
- Color Combination. The colors I showcased on this card are pulled right from the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper – a gorgeous mix of Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce. While the paper I chose for the band across the bottom of the card only showcases Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce, I knew a backdrop of Night of Navy would be gorgeous. Here’s a look at the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper:If you like this mix of Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Shaded Spruce, please save this for future inspiration:
Bundles: Peaceful Boughs Stamp Sets: Peaceful Boughs Papers: Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White Inks: Night of Navy, White Craft Ink Accessories: Beautiful Boughs Dies, Stamping Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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