Today's card is a little out of the blue since it's a Christmas card in June and one that doesn't use any new supplies at all. The reason this card was created today is that I really liked the inspiration picture shared for the Festive Friday Challenge #32 and I wanted to create a little something inspired by it. I didn't have anything from the recent release that fit, but I thought the Candlelight Christmas DSP from last year and the retired Berry Christmas stamp set would work great. The Berry Christmas set found its way into my collection because we were given this set by SU! at a Regional event. This is not something that I would have thought to order for myself because it's style is very streamlined and graphic, which is not the style I usually go for and usually have trouble creating with. This set turned out to be such a wonderful surprise for me and I got quite a good use out of it. Years later, I still like to pull it out once in a while (and considering my vast collection of Christmas stamps, I think this says a lot).
I paired the first challenge with last week's Freshly Made Sketch (#138), which I thought would work great for the streamlined look I was going for based on the inspiration picture and stamp set used. I really like how the card turned out, which is good because I usually have a hard time feeling satisfied when I put together a simpler card.
The sentiment comes from the (also retired) Tous mes voeux pour Noël stamp set.
Inside of the card
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Berry Christmas, Tous mes voeux pour Noël
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Specialty Designer Series Papers: Candlelight Christmas
Inks: Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso
Acccessories: Designer Button, Silver thread, Early Espresso satin ribbon,
Envelope Punch Board, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig