I was feeling a little nostalgic when I created this card and wanted to make something vintage. Boy, I wish I was inside this lodge right now, sipping some hot chocolate and watching the snow fall.
The background paper is by The Paper Studio and was mounted to a natural linen white card. I then embossed a piece of Very Vanilla paper with the Northern Flurry embossing folder by Stampin' Up!
The focal image is a combination of Spellbinders Small Classic Ovals and Lacey Ovals. Christmas Lodge was stamped in Soft Suede and embossed with clear embossing powder. To create the snow I used several products. Basically, a trial and error effect and it wasn't supposed to turn out pink! It was then mounted to a Lacey Oval cut from a piece of Very Vanilla paper. 1/8" ivory satin ribbon was weaved through the loops.
Merry Christmas was stamped in Soft Suede onto a Papertrey Ink banner and the edges were sponged. A few glitter snowflakes finish the front of the card.
I used the coordinating sentiment and branches in the set to decorate the inside. Now, this is something I rarely do as I tend to mix and match everything.
I found myself making quite a few square cards this Christmas and really like them. Don't be surprised if you see a few more soon :-)
Thanks for stopping by! It's time for me to make Chicken Parmigiana for dinner.
Stamps: SU Christmas Lodge
Paper: Natural Linen White, The Paper Studio Gold Wedding Texture, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede with Clear EP; Sponging - Soft Suede
Accessories: 1/8" Ivory Satin Ribbon, Recollections Snowflakes, Liquid Pearls White Opal, DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer, SU Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Papertrey Ink Banner Die, Spellbinders Classic Ovals #4 and Lacey Ovals #4
Techniques: Embossing, Sponging
Card Size: 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"