GDP #115 - Rustic Season's Greetings

GDP #115 - Rustic Season's Greetings

Today was one of those days where I sat down with an idea of what I was going to stamp and ended up with something completely different.  I really like the way this card came out so I'm glad it worked out  because my original idea just wasn't working the way I saw it in my head.  Does that ever happen to you?

I'm participating in the Global Design Project again this week and the theme is Christmas Joy:

After I scrapped my first idea, I wondered how a white embossed image would look on a piece of my favorite Wood Textures DSP.  I don't know about you, but I said "WOW" when I saw how pretty the snowflakes looked, and decided to use it as the background for this card.   I added a couple of other simple elements and I LOVE the rustic result.  I had already decided what I was going to do for my Christmas cards this year, but there is a high probability that I am changing to this!  

The snowflake and sentiment are from Cheers to the Year set.  I especially like the images in this set, but it's also very versatile because it includes images that can be used for Christmas, New Year's AND a wedding or anniversary.

I used the boxwood wreath embellishments and this same sentiment on a gift packaging idea a few weeks ago, and I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment on the banner.  That post includes a good picture tutorial on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, if you're not familiar with it.  You can see it HERE.  I was really pleased with how that project came out as's nice when you can use an idea you like in more than one way, and get a different look!

I used the following products on this project:


You can head over to the Global Design Project page by clicking HERE to see all the pretty projects this week!

Until next time...happy stampin'!