These cards were inspired by Alli Miles' thank you card in Papercrafts Sept/Oct issue on page 54. Hers is a white OLC with brown branch and circles. I added the scalloped border, changed the base from white to kraft, and made Christmas cards. In retrospect, it would have been fun to pop a few of the circles, don't you think?
Although I originally set out for a more straightforward CASE of Alli's OLC layout, I accidentally used the Take a Bough branch rather than the smaller Out on a Limb branch that she used. Plus, I stamped it too high up on the card, so there was this heavy branch and larger circles at the top and all this awkward, empty space at the bottom. Totally unbalanced. The scallops seemed a good solution to that problem, and I really like how they turned out, so I did another in kraft and white. Not sure which I like best!
stamps: all PTI; Take a Bough branch, sentiments from Take a Bough (red) and Merry and Bright (white)
paper: PTI kraft, white; SU real red
ink: SU chocolate chip, real red, white craft
accessories: circle punches, scallop border punch, white embossing powder