Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christmas Evolution, Part Three

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,

stamps: none
ink: none
paper: Papertrey white, dark green, lime green
accessories: red twine, glue pen, fern punch


  1. I LOVE THIS! (Sorry, not sorry for shouting.)

  2. Love the second has the amount of white space I can deal with :). It is a very cool card.
    Lu C

  3. This is gorgeous and it really gets your attention!

  4. While I enjoy looking at your cards with all their white space if I were to copy one the white space would make me itch. Or possibly twitch. But THIS one. This one really speaks to me. I could see me making something very similar and being perfectly content. And twitch and itch free!

  5. I LOVE this card. The shape of the greenery reminds me of a bell; which reminds me of Christmas. I love the colors and the compositions and the white space! I wonder what this would look like with a stamped music notes background.....


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