It’s officially December, so I’m going full speed ahead with trying to get my Christmas cards finished (or started, for that matter!). I did a live video a few nights ago where I made a few Christmas cards and that really helped me get into the spirit of making!
For this card, I started with the awesome Brutus Monroe + Unity collaboration background stamp – Barn Wall. This background is so versatile! This time, I used it to create the look of a pair of wooden double doors. I stamped it in brown ink and then used a stencil brush to blend of a lighter shade of that same color of brown. I also sliced the background in half and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Next, I grabbed a wreath I had colored a couple of nights before. I used Yuletide Greetings for this and I even used my Cricut to cut the stamp out using the coordinating SVG files. I popped it up on foam to use as the wreath on my Christmas door. I adhered my door panels and the wreath to my white card base.
I picked out some bright silver door knobs and added them to my door. Then, I grabbed a pretty sentiment stamp. I used Raven and Alabaster Embossing Powders to heat emboss my sentiment. I felt like the card needed something else, so I stamped and colored up a piece of holly from Yuletide and fussy cut it to add to my card.
This card is so fun and festive while still have a beautiful rustic feel to it. I’m so happy with how it turned out. Have you finished your holiday cards or are you a procrastinator like me?
I’m entering this card into the weekly challenge over at Simon Says Stamp (Monday Challenge). This week they’re featuring Brutus Monroe products and the theme is ‘B’. This card is perfect. B is for Barn Wall, B is for ink Blending, B is for Background! ❤
Hugs and love to you all,