Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Merry Christmas!


Happy Wednesday, friends!  I have a card to share today using the new inspiration from The Card Concept Challenge!

The challenge is Rustic Holiday!

Hope you can join us and play along!

I was inspired by the rustic theme, colors, and textures.  I created a Shabby  Chic/Vintage styled card.

I started with white card stock. I  am using SSS Snowflake Season stamp set and Snowflake Season Die set.  I stamped the largest  snowflake using versamark ink and heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder.  I die cut the image and ink blended using Ranger antique linen, brushed corduroy, and gathered twigs distress inks.  

Next, I worked on the layered background panels.  I used a diagonal stripe stencil  and ink blended candy apple ink. I added foam tape to the back and added the panel to a top folding white card stock base.  I ink blended the edges with brushed corduroy and gathered twigs distress ink. 

 For the next layer, I used white card stock and die cut using the deckled frame from Altenew Mix and Match frames die set.  I stamped the frame using Hand Lettered Holiday background stamp using brushed corduroy distress ink. I ink distressed the edges with the same three distress inks.  I used Stampin Up Gorgeous Leaves stamp set to add the speckled texture around the edges using both brushed corduroy and gathered twigs distress inks.  

For the sentiment, I used SSS Joyful Season stamp set. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" using versamark ink and red embossed.  I die cut the sentiment using Paper Rose Sentiment Strips dies.  I ink blended with brushed corduroy distress ink and a bit of gathered twigs distress ink.  I cut the sentiment strip to create two words and added it to the snowflake using some foam tape.  I chose not to add any embellishments. 

I am also playing along with SSS Wednesday Challenge and Make the Cards Challenge. 

Here is a list of many of the products I generally
use every time I make a card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I am so in love with this card, Betty. The rustic colors and feel really capture that gorgeous inspiration photo. I just couldn't resist stopping by to tell you that this is real beauty. Thanks for sharing it.
    Karen L

  2. Wonderful card, you created such a perfect vintage feel and I love the embossed snowflake. Thank you for joining us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  3. Oh Betty this is absolutely stunning! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Such a stunning card, love the vintage feel. Thanks for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!


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