And Heaven & Nature Sing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to check out yesterday’s blog? It has 3 great card shares … Halloween, Autumn and Christmas. These cards were all from my Holiday Catalog Launch party and I have one more to share with you today!

Today’s card features the Nature Sings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I think this stamp set is perfect for a masculine card (even a birthday card) or a family that enjoys the outdoors and nature.  We used the pair of deer and the trees …

My color pallet is natural – highlighting the new Shaded Spruce and teaming it with Old Olive. I based these from the pattern of Designer paper I chose in the Under the Mistletoe designer paper… I thought it was cool that there was that pretty deer patterned paper, then I added the stacked wood from the Wood Textures Designer paper stack.  It all fits so … well, naturally! It Brings the wood tones in with the green tones … just like nature gives us.

My base is Shaded Spruce cardstock and the card front is Old Olive … I stamped the trees 2 times before re-inking the stamp onto the front so you get a double shade of the Shaded Spruce. Also gives you an appearance of distance or dimension.

The deer where highlighted by stamping them onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the circle die from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies. The coloring was done with the Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend markers.

I finished off my card with the Bakers Twine (yes … it’s Garden Green) but it looks really nice with the card. The greens tie nicely together and the white ties in the deer on the designer paper and it all brings your eye to the focal point … the Nature Sings stamp set.

I thank you for joining me today and checking out my Christmas card creation.

Hope this inspires you to discover a little nature today … enjoy.

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