I just loved that gingham chair and all the country Christmas decor in the inspiration photo, so that's where I started. I found some papers in my Christmas stash that I loved including the printed wreathed bird for my sentiment and a background gingham paper. I added a bit of gesso to the bird panel, embossed the Luke 2:14 verse from Richly Blessed in gold, then distressed around the edges of the panel with antique linen and frayed burlap ink and a paper distresser.
For accessories, I pulled out one of my favorite ribbons for Christmas cards, tied a bow and accented with a glimmery rose from my stash. I added part of a gold doily and a strip of vintage lace to the background, then embossed some wood veneer snowflakes with frantage embossing powder for a super fun snowy look. I love how everything came together and this is the card I based this month's Viva la Verve November Week 1 sketch on.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head on over to the Card Concept blog today and check out what the challenge design team did with this inspiration piece! And thanks so much to the Card Concept crew for allowing me to guest with y'all!
Stamps: Richly Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: ivory (Neenah), Lost & Found Christmas (MME), gold paper (Recollections)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), antique linen, frayed burlap (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: gold doily, wood snowflakes, ribbon, rose, lace trim, frantage embossing (Stampendous), gold detail embossing (JudiKins)