Here with a little Victorian Country Christmas spirit in almost July. For the first time ever I am trying to make Christmas cards all year around so that I will have less to do come December and can relax and enjoy family and friends more during the season. To this end I have a card this week for the Festive Friday Challenge #11. It is an element challenge and here is the inspiration photo:
I have a ton of ideas for using tree elements bouncing around in my head tonight. But I have to say that this card took me a while to pull together as several of my ideas did not pan out (yet!). Needless to say my spare parts box has lots of extra diecuts tonight for future Christmas cards! LOL! The one thing that did work perfectly was the gorgeous sentiment from Verve that I wanted to use:
I finally settled on using a pine cone stamp and 3 small Magnolia tree diecuts in cardboard and cardstock for my tree elements. Here is a close-up:
The heart dies are from both Cheery Lynn Designs and PTI. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Thanks for taking a look at my card!