My card today is for another fantastic challenge over at
This week the challenge is to use a flower(s) on your Christmas project.
These challenges have been so much fun to do and the added bonus is
that I have a big jump start on all my Christmas cards. YAY!
I had all kinds of ideas for this challenge but in the end I decided to keep
it simple and do a OLC. I pulled out an oldie but a goodie - the Bells & Boughs
stamp set and paired it with last years Christmas Messages - both are from
I was originally going to use whisper white but I didn't have my glasses
on and I grabbed very vanilla by mistake.
After I stamped the flower image I decided to emboss the greeting in early
espresso. There were a couple of smudges so I cut it down and
decided that I would use early espresso for the card base and as a
So much for the OLC - but I was liking how this was turning out.
I did feel it was needing something so I stamped the image again, cut out the
flowers and added them with dimensionals.
OK - now I'm done!
It surprises me some days how I can start a card with one idea and end up
with something else.
card stock: very vanilla, early espresso
stamp sets: bells & boughs, Christmas messages
ink: cherry cobbler, always artichoke, early espresso
embossing powder: early espresso
and thanks so much for visiting!!