For this card, I picked out some barn wood cardstock that had some of the blues/teals and dark pink of the color palette in it. The inspiration photo also has some wood in it, so I felt this matched really well. The cardstock had some snowflakes, so I chose a winter digi to go with it. The image is from the set "Skating By" and the sentiment "Snowy days the best days of the year" is from her set "Sled Friends." I used the 2 snowflakes from that same set paired with the "cold days bring firelit nights" sentiment from the "Skating By" set on the inside.
I sized up the digi image to fit my WPlus9 "Sunshine Layers" rectangle die and added the sentiment to the top left corner. I wish now that I had chosen a larger size for the sentiment, but it's easy to read when you are holding the card, so that's what's important. I used some vintage cardstock with some of the dark pink from the color palette in it for the mat behind the image.
I also sized up the sentiment for the inside of the card and added the 2 digi snowflakes and printed everything out on some teal cardstock. I used Gina Marie Designs "Stitched Ovals" set for the inside of the card and made a larger mat for the sentiment from the same barn wood cardstock. May I just make a shameless plug for my friend Gina? She owns a Scrapbook Outlet store near me and has been designing clear stamps, embossing folders and dies for the past few years. Recently she's really added a lot to her line of dies and has all the stitched shape sets for only $10 each. You can buy from her directly at http://wholesalecraftingsupplies.com/products?keywords=Gina+Marie+designs, and she offers free shipping with a $50 order. These dies cut really well and are so reasonably priced you don't have to feel guilty about ordering several sets!
The other side of the barn wood cardstock is just lovely with snowflakes and wavy lines. I have had these beautiful teal 3D snowflake stickers for YEARS in my stash and was so delighted to see they were the right color and embellishment for this card! It was a large pack, so I still have a lot of them left and wonder how many years before I'll use the rest of them?!
I hope you'll join in Mynn's new challenge! I've listed this month's prize package below the color palette. Wouldn't you love some beautiful flowers and papers?!
This is the prize:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MHK Designs Challenge
House of Cards - M, cards (CAS, Classic, Cute, Vintage), C10 - (January) Embossing and/or Color Inspiration*
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 Sketch & CASSouthern Ridge Trading Company (M,P1,C10) Anything Winter
Stemplegarten (M,P5 E1,C8) #45 Winter Wonderland
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #233 Winter Sports
Friends of Speedy TV