Thursday, August 19, 2021

IB183 Peaceful Greenery

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for a new Inspired By Challenge, and we've got two beautiful photos to inspire you:


You can choose the first one to make a generic card or the second one to make a holiday card!  I just happened to get a new stamp set that featured lots of foliage, so that's the one I chose!  Once I got started, I just kept going! Here we go:

I drew two lines at the lower third of my card and stamped the greenery from Close to My Heart's Merry Borders in various shades of green on either side. I also added some other greenery from W+9's Merry and Bright.  I added pine cones from the same set, candy canes from another CTMH set (Just Treats Stamp of the Month), and some red berries cut with SU's Poinsettia dies:

I added a Kraft panel, stamped with the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge, then added the "peace", diecut from some retired Brushed Silver cardstock.  And here's the inside:

I am also entering this at the Jingle Belles, because they're asking us to make a card with NO designer paper---and this just happens to fit the bill!

Please stop by the Inspired By blog to see the amazing creations the design team made, then share yours with us as well!  See you there!  And thanks for popping in today!

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, not any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gorgeous Grunge (ret), Merry Borders (CTMH), Just Treats (CTMH), Merry and Bright (W+9)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Real Red, Kraft, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver (ret)
 Ink Real Red, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Succulent
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Merry Borders Dies (CTMH), Poinsettia Dies, Merry and Bright Dies (W+9)


I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne you had [don't you always?] the most perfect sprigs and candy canes! What a beautiful take on our Christmas inspiration this week!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love the mix of greenery in the various colors and your added diecuts! The wood paper with your diecut sentiment on it looks amazing, too! Very rustic! Great job on the challenge!

SmilynStef said...

wow ... the detail is perfection on this design ... so very glad you shared your Cardstock Christmas with us at Jingle Belles.

Danni Reid said...

Your cards have the most amazing details, I LOVE when you layer, it’s so perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my gosh, you NAILED our Christmas inspiration photo! Those candy canes are cute. What a fabulous card, LeAnne!

Linda Callahan said...

This is a fabulous holiday card! Love all the pieces you used to make it come together,

Laurel said...

This is beautiful!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is gorgeous - choc full of festive foliage goodness! Love the candy canes peeking out too!

Lorraine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! who needs patterned paper?! when they could make a card as beautiful and intricate as this. great take on the inspo pic as well! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES cardstock christmas fun!

JoAnn said...

Wow, LeAnne, your card is gorgeous. Love how you combined all the elements from different sets to make the lovely borders across the panel of wood design paper. TFS