Hey stampin' friends! You know, I realized as I was posting this that I posted a card using the same colors just a few days ago...it must mean I really, really like these colors together, right?! Lol, and now that I think about it, I think I also used the Buffalo Check for that card, but it's an amazingly awesome background stamp so I think I won't apologize for using it again! :) I really like the way this card came together, and it's an easy one, too. I like it when a project doesn't use too many accessories (keeps it more affordable) and this one uses a minimum, including only one stamp pad!
I used the Alpine Adventure stamp set and I have to make a confession. I bought this set because I wanted the sled that is one of the coordinating framelits. I think that's why I would consider myself a stamping junkie, but since I purchased the entire suite (stamp set and framelits), I figured I should put them to good use, which really isn't hard because it includes a lot of sweet images and sentiments.
I started by cutting my card base from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and also a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" (long enough to fit across the front of the card, and wide enough to be able to stamp the image and still leave room to tear the top and bottom edges after the images were stamped). I started stamping the snowshoe image in Cherry Cobbler ink in the middle of the paper, then flipped the image over to stamp on each side in the opposite direction, and repeated this two more times until I had seven images stamped. TIP: By starting in the middle, it's easier to make sure your images are centered when your finished.) The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake scrap, then punched out with the Pretty Label punch. I felt like both the background and sentiment pieces need just a little something more, so I inked up the snowflake image, stamped twice on scratch paper, then stamped onto both pieces to create very soft snowflakes over each piece.
After tearing the top and bottom edges of my background piece, I lightly sponged the torn edges, and around the sentiment piece with a stampin' sponge and the Cherry Cobbler ink. To add a bit of texture, I attached a piece of 5/8" striped burlap trim over the background and behind where I was going to put my sentiment piece, with a piece of Tear & Tape adhesive. I applied some SNAIL adhesive to the backside of the punched-out sentiment piece and attached a couple loops of Cherry Cobbler cotton twine before attaching it to the background piece with stampin' dimensionals.
To finish it up, I stamped the Buffalo Check image onto the card base with Cherry Cobbler ink, then attached the background piece to the card front...and gave it all a good splash of Wink of Stella for some sparkle and shine!
Have you started planning your Christmas cards yet?? If not, there's no better time to get started and I'd love to help you if you need it...just click on the Contact Me button and leave me a message!
I'll be back tomorrow as I'm participating in the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop, and again on Sunday for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop, so check back! And thank you so much for stopping by today!