How does this happen??? So . . . that card is on hold until my gold arrives! In its place, I am offering this rustic holiday card.
After first determining that I would need a 4.75 x 6" card for my design, I cut a card base from Basic Black. I then cut a matte from Kraft card stock and using my MISTI, I stamped the Merry Medley background stamp using Basic Black Archival ink three times to get a very black image.
A one inch strip of Basic Black was cut and crimped with my paper crimper. This was adhered to the stamped matte using liquid adhesive and the excess was trimmed with scissors. Linen thread was wrapped around the strip and then the matte was adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.
I punched 8 small petals from Kraft and then 4 of the double centre petals from Basic Black. I used a sponge dauber with Soft Suede to ink the edges of the Kraft petals and then used my scoring stylus to score down the centre of each petal, and then shaped them slightly with my fingers.
A one inch circle was punched from Kraft and then used the glue gun to glue the Kraft petals to it. I then added the four double black petals to the flower. The Pretty Pines Thinlits were used to die cut three pine sprigs from Basic Black.
After determining the ideal placement, I decided to add a dash of sparkle to the card. I used Wink of Stella to detail the black petals and the pine sprigs and then adhered the sprigs in place with Glue Dots and the flower with Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella to color the word Christmas on the stamped matte. For the centre of the flower, I used a retired Antique Brad and heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder. After cutting off the prongs with metal cutters, I adhered the brad to the flower centre using Crystal Effects.
For inside the card, I cut a matte from the now retired Naturals Ivory card stock. I used the pine stamps from the Christmas Pines stamp set to stamp in the bottom left corner using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. The sentiment was stamped with Crumb Cake.