I sat down at my “Creation Station” today and thought to myself, “today, I want beautiful”. And so beautiful is what I set out for. I never know what type of creative mood I am in until I sit down at that desk. Sometimes I want to do fun, sometimes clean and simple, other times I have specific colors in mind and there are those days where I just want to sit back, relax and CASE someone else’s brilliant design! The First Frost Suite is absoloutely stunning and has been sitting on my desk looking lonely since the Holiday Catalog Release…. so it seemed the perfect choice for today!
I started with a Whisper White Thick base for my card. I ran a mat of regular Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Ruffled Embossing Folder and popped it off the base with some Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little added WOW factor! The flowers are stamped using Merry Merlot. The ends of the sprigs are colored in Petal Pink has the Wink of Stella Brush ran over them for some extra PRETTY!! The greenery was stamped using Shaded Spruce and has touches of the Wink of Stella Brush on the ends. I decided to do these in two shades to add even more depth to the design. To achieve the look of different shades in the same color I stamped the image once and then stamped it again without re-inking. The sentiment is stamped in Merry Merlot on Whisper White and framed in Merry Merlot Cardstock. I layered all the pieces together to my liking and added a little finishing touch in the form of the Share What Love Artisan Pearls around the sentiment.
I am head over heels for this card! It came out beautifully, as I had aimed for. Truly gorgeous and finished in no time at all! I have included a list of the products used below!