This is another card that was born from the Falliday Fest challenges, as well as the Mojo Monday Sketch #469. I paired what was left of my Berry Bouquet DSP with the Cozy Critters hostess stamp set (2016 Holidays Catalogue).
The branch was inked with Stampin' Write markers in Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock. I will admit that is one of the downside of photopolymer for me: they don't take inking with markers very well, and it's too bad because I feel like inking with markers is necessary on certain images to get it to look right, like the branch and leaves here. So I went with markers anyway, but will admit the result is not as crisp as the one I would have gotten with red rubber. I used the writing tip of the marker to outline the leaves to hide this a bit. Knowing using markers on the owl would be difficult, I did paper piecing instead: I stamped the owl on the main cardstock using Crumb Cake ink, then handcut a Real Red scarf and Chocolate Chip eyes and beak. Ornaments from the same set were stamped to hang from the branch, and decorated with Pearl Basic Jewels.
I found the sentiment in the Stitched with Cheer stamp set (one you've seen me use a lot). I even used the exact same sentiment as I had on my last card, but it was just the right size, font and idea ("for a warm season" = perfect with the scarf). Since this stamp set was out, I got the idea to add holly leaves and berries on the snowflake at the top (punched with the matching Holly Berry Builder Punch). A doily was die-cut out of matching DSP for the bottom.
Stamps: Cozy Critters (hostess), Cousu avec joie (Stitched with Cheer)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Berry Bouquet
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Pearl Basic Jewels, Vanilla Medium Envelope,
Holly Berry Bouquet Punch, Striped Ribbon, Circle Punch, Wooden Snowflake (Studio Calico),
Decorative Dolly Duo Die-namics (My Favorite Things)