Friday, July 19, 2019

A Rustic Glam Christmas Fireside the vibe we are channeling this fortnight. Or at least, it's one possible interpretation of this beautiful inspiration photo we're using as a jumping off point for our holiday card designs:

But in case you're thinking, "Well that's definitely not my style!" remember it's just an Inspiration Photo! So you can use as much or as little of ANY aspect of the pic. 

Maybe you'll go for a palette of all neutrals? Maybe you'll focus on ALL THE SPARKLE? Maybe you'll just choose one element, like the stockings hanging from the mantel? Or the frosted evergreen garland? Or even something super-specific, like the sweet vintage bike under the tree, or the amazing texture of that sisal rug? It's 100% up to you! 

Stephanie's Card

Stephanie says, "I started with the texture of the rug by covering my card base with DCWV Burlap paper.  Then I used the sketch from Fusion Card Challenge to incorporate my other elements like multiple shades of neutral ivories and browns with a touch of golden ribbon.  I die cut a Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag from a piece of Basic Grey Aspen Bark packaging (which I thought was close to the shape of the mirror on the mantle) and then used a few vintage embellishments that evoked the feel of the room that both include a Christmas Tree and grounded them with a cork sticker.  I attached my entire tag with a piece of vintage sheet music of The Little Drummer Boy.  I finished with an Alexandra Renke die cut clip."

Lauren says, "It's pretty obvious that I focused mainly on the neutral-but-never-boring color palette... specifically the many shades and many textures of WHITE which are in that gorgeous holiday room. My background paper is from Prima's "Pretty Pale" collection and has a bit of a layered, collage style. I couldn't resist adding floral elements and sparkly snowflakes, like the ones included on that amazing tree. My "natural" style tends to be a bit on the --ahem-- maximalist style (lol) so it was no trouble at all for me to add layers and layers of embellishment in the form of stenciling, rub on transfers, and of course plenty of bling!"

We've got an extra added attraction this time, in the form of some fun holiday goodies for one randomly chosen cardmaker who links up with us this time!

Link as many cards as you'd like before 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 31st. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:15.

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Barbara Godden said...

For some reason or other I really "suck" at picking things out of an inspiration picture because I want it all. But as usual I'll give it a "go" as I do love the layers of white/cream and gold. You have really helped with your description of what to do with the picture too, thank you very much.

Jean said...

Love the DT creations ! Thank you for the inspiration x

Becca Sadler said...

Terrific inspiration photo pick, Lauren and Stef!! And your Christmas cards are wonderful!

Sue Crease said...

Girls your cards are stunning this week. Stef yours is beautiful. X

Rose said...

oh my you two have rocked this beautiful photo prompt with awesome cards!! **as you do each week!!!

Janis said...

Such a gorgeous theme....I went with sparky crystals from the inspiration photo. Beautiful cards to inspire us!!
Thank you for this lovely challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

Oooh, that inspiration photo caught my eye and I couldn't resist making a second card, using gold embossing powder. The combo of white and gold,with a rustic touch, is just lovely