Today, Ellen Hutson's Facebook page asked us to summarize our stamping style in one word.
My word was minimalist.
Today's card makes that point.
All that glorious white space fills my heart with holiday joy!
This card represents the third step in minimalist evolution of an idea. To refresh your mind, here's the original pin; my first card...a rather literal interpretation of the pin; and my second card...a simplified version of the first card. Combine that evolution with the focal point of this pin, and today's card was born.
Two shades of green card stock punched with a fern punch replace the three shades of marker on the pine branch stamp of the cards from Christmas Evolution, Part One and Part Two. Punched once in dark green and twice in lime, the ferns are glued with a glue pen. The bottom lime green fern is glued to the card base completely, while the next two ferns are glued only on the top third. I worried this would be too loose, but it's actually pretty sturdy.
Instead of baker's twine or satin ribbon, I went with solid red twine. The bow was glued down at the center with a dot of white glue and weighed down with my cell phone until dry.
The resulting swag says Christmas without any words.
Evolution of an idea can take you to strange and wonderful places. Let it. I had so much fun making all three of these cards!
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
paper: Papertrey white, dark green, lime green
accessories: red twine, glue pen, fern punch