Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Unto you

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fan favorite: Anything Goes
It doesn't get any easier than that!  And here is my card for your inspiration:
 The inspiration for this card started a month or so ago when I discovered the lamppost image stamped on a random piece of paper.  I wanted to pair it with this sentiment and was planning on creating a window in the front of my card for it.  Then I discovered this pre-cut card base that has been in my stash for a looooooong time.  I stenciled the bricks on the front to look like a wall, stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card and adhered the lamppost to the side.  It was a little too plain so I went looking through my stamps to find something to accent the other side.  I found this pine branch/pine cone image and two of them were perfect to create the "outdoor" look to my scene.  I stamped and colored them and then fussy cut both out images and adhered them to the front of the card and then trimmed off all the parts that were over hanging the edge.  The next photo shows how it looks standing up:
I think it turned out really fun.  And my kids thought it was really cool.  I hope you will play along with us this week; I can't wait to see what you create.  And if you need any of these stamps I used; check out my 10% off your entire order coupon over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Holiday Lamp Post", "For Unto Us" and "Pine Branch"
MFT "Brick Wall" stencil

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #343--stashed stencils
Hiding In My Craft Room #341--any holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #374--anything goes with the optional twist: use some gold
Southern Girls--nature
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #23--anything goes
ABC Christmas--C is for clean, D is for distress (I went with C is for Clean)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #19--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

I think it turned out beautifully. And another one to add to your Christmas collection.I love that lamp post.

Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, very creative and elegant!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful Christmas Scripture card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Holly and Ivy.

Esther Asbury said...

Such a fun design with the window in the front! Love the brick background and the way you added the branches off to the side!

Chris said...

Lovely stamps and a great design, all the elements combine so well to create a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Becca Sadler said...

What a beautiful wintery scene Christmas card! Thanks for participating in the any holiday theme challenge #341 for HIMCR! Becca~DT

Laurie Unger said...

Love this - great way to get a jump start on those holiday cards! ;-)

Carol L said...

I love the brick wall in the background with the pines and great lamp post! The red bow and glistening snow make this a perfect Christmas card!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the lamppost and pine...
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
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joy said...

You have a great eye to combine these two stamps - and love the background. Great card!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I just love the stenciled wall on your card, the lamp post all adorned for Christmas is a beautiful detail.
Love the dimension of the window opening and the fabulous greenery too.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again next time.

Kelly said...

A lovely card - love the details! Thanks for joining Team Lou's challenge at Southern Girls. Kelly

Marja said...

Great Card!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Marja DT.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Thanks for sharing your talent
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM