Hi Everyone! Here is my second post for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. (For more information, click HERE for yesterday’s post.) I used a new Hero Arts’ Holiday Pine Branches stamp set that I purchased this year. I love the vintage, traditional look of this set.
Crafter’s Companion Shimmering red cardstock die cut with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles formed the frame. Before stamping, I used antique linen and vintage photo Distress Inks blended softly around the edge of the inner panel. I stamped the pine, laurel, and branches using a MISTI to speed the process along, and fit the panel into the red frame.
I use My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax to die cut the vellum, and then stamped and gold embossed the Hero Arts’ (CL722) sentiment. I always love the soft look of vellum. Don’t you? When in doubt, I reach for vellum.
Finally, I used Lawn Fawn Gold Sparkle Trimmings cord wrapped around the red panel so it would be hidden in back, and tied a small bow. Then I covered the berries with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for dimension and interest.
Ta-da! What do you think? I always like the traditional-looking cards. This one is so pretty if you could see it in person. The pictures look a little washed-out. (Sorry!) I would love to see what you are creating for the Caring Hearts Card Drive! Love and craftsy hugs!
*Please note that I purchase all supplies myself, and am not paid by any companies to promote or use their supplies. I use and honestly share what I like. I purchase most of my supplies at Simon Says Stamp and Amazon. If you have a question about a particular item or technique, please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!