These colors are so festive together! Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron complement each other nicely. I had an idea in my head for these colors but I just couldn't translate it to paper. Sometimes that happens, right?! Anyway, here's what I came up with:
I just love the Christmas Pines stamp set and coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits. I also used the Pine Bough Textured embossing folder but in a slightly different way. I wanted the embossed pine boughs to radiate out from the center sentiment but the way the folder is made the pine bough comes down from the upper left corner. I cut my card front in half and embossed each half. Then, I flipped one of the pieces so the pine bough went in the opposite direction. I adhered both of them to a Real Red card base and covered the seam with a piece of [retired] Real Red satin ribbon. That gave me just the look I wanted with the pine boughs!
I used several dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits to embellish the sentiment panel. Even tucked in some Metallic Real Red Thread behind as well. And speaking of the senitment, did you notice those fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits? Newly released by Stampin' Up, I was so excited to receive them this week that I coulnd't wait to use them. I love the extra detail the stitched edge adds without any extra bulk.
Before I let you go, I want to share a picture of a special visitor we had to our pond Saturday morning. I apologize for the poor quality photo--my phone was all that was handy and he was far away--but I think you will recognize his shape:
A Blue Heron paid us a visit and waded around in the pond on our property. So cool to see him swoop down into the water and then wade around ever so gingerly. I know you can't see his detail--and I couldn't either--but I could see that he was a beautiful gray-blue color. I don't know that we have any fish in that pond but there certainly are tons of frogs to keep him fed!
That's it for me today...please go check out the lovely inspiration from the rest of our design team over at The Paper Players. I hope you will join us before our challenge closes on Friday, November 18th at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team