Wow, how did it get to be November?! The weeks are just flying by, and it's already time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call. Check out our lovely inspiration photo:
Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Issues, and they are offering a $20 gift certificate to the LEAD for the Welcome Home challenge. Thank you, Paper Issues!
I was drawn to the soft blue, weathered wooden door in the background and the placement of the wreath off the edge of the photo.
To create this card, I first stamped the woodgrain pattern with white ink onto blue cardstock. I ran my finger over the ink while it was still wet to soften it and remove any excess ink.
I don't have a wreath stamp large enough for the design I had in mind, so I created one using the single pine bough stamp from WPlus9's Merry & Bright. I traced a circle in pencil where I wanted the wreath to go, then stamped the pine sprig repeatedly along that line.
The pine cone stamp is also from Merry & Bright. The berries, sentiment, and ribbon are from WPlus9's Silver Bells.
Cardstock: WPlus9 (Lake House, White)
Stamps: WPlus9 (Merry & Bright, Silver Bells, Woodgrain Silhouettes)
Ink: WPlus9 (White), Stampin' Up! (Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Ripple)
Tools: WPlus9 (Silver Bells companion dies), corner rounder
Other: Zig (Wink of Stella glitter brush)
I'm sorry if the colors seem a little washed out in my photos. My computer is one that was issued by the college where I work, and it was recently upgraded to a newer version. Unfortunately, the screen resolution is not as good and I will have to get used to editing my photos on it.
There's more inspiration from the talented Curtain Call Crew to help you get started! I look forward to seeing all of the beautiful entries in the gallery this week.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend.