This card was inspired by Patti Chesky whose original can be seen at http://atouchfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2008/08/quick-and-easy-holiday-card.html Her new blog can be found at http://www.atouchfromtheheart.typepad.com/
The snowflakes from “Snow Swirled” are stamped in Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy.
This is a very simple card using our Top Note die layered on Garden Green and Real Red. The tree is from “Snow Swirled” too and and the sentiment is from “Heard From the Heart.”
This card also uses “Snow Swirled” and “Curly Label Punch Bundle.” The snowflakes are stamped in Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Real Red. I’m certain I cased this card but can’t find the source right now. Once I locate the original (or if you recognize it I’ll post the artist’s info. I do remember her card had more layers (Certainly Celery and Real Red), no ribbon and a different sentiment was stamped near the bottom.
**Update: I found the original card! It was by Corene Brown and can be seen here http://stampinred.typepad.com/stampinred/2008/09/christmas-card-club-snow-swirled-and-lovely-as-a-tree.html
There are a lot of samples on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ using the snowflakes and red bird from “Season of Friendship” and this card was inspired by them. I just love the Red Gingham ribbon too.
Here’a a fall version using the same set, “Season of Friendship”. The leaves are stamped in More Mustard, Sage Shadow and Really Rust on Very Vanilla cardstock. The grass at the bottom is created by a technique called “faux layering.” Just tear a piece of cardstock, lay it over the tree so just the area underneath the tree is exposed. Sponge Sage Shadow ink on the lower part (the torn cardstock will mask or protect the stamped image) and when you remove your mask, the grass has a nice irregular edge to it. Fun, huh?