It's Close to my Heart Wednesday here at Busy with the Cricky and this week I am sharing a Christmas card project created with the Art Philosophy cartridge and CTMH's A Holiday, #A1115, stamp set . A Holiday, as I mentioned last Wednesday, is one of the seventeen additional stamp sets that coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge.
The most difficult aspect of this card was selecting cardstock. Seriously, I had a difficult time deciding which paper to use. It is a rainy day here in South Carolina and by the way my day is going it should have been a Monday! I have only managed to accomplish two things today - a bit of cleaning and this card. Oh wait, I DID make one of my favorite comfort food dinners, Chicken and Dumplings, made with some of the leftovers from yesterday's roaster chicken. Even that is not as good a usual. Which of course makes no sense as I always make it the same way. So yes, I am having an off day and selecting paper was a challenge today!
I finally remembered that I had this fabulous Teresa Collins holly print cardstock, along with other TC holiday/Christmas prints! Thank you, Teresa, for being a life saver! Between TC and other prints from my stash, I was finally able to move forward with the card.
Finally I cut my card elements - the holly at 2 1/4 inches and 1 3/4 inches each. The tag shapes were also from Art Philosophy as were the background shaped mats. I used Just Because Cards to cut the base card.
I used Avocado Green Stampin' Up ink to stamp the holly leaves and the Merry Christmas greeting.
I used the same ink and generic Christmas sentiment stamp for the inside of my card. I also stamped the CTMH holly stamps again on the inside. And I still have plenty of space for a personal note.
For more information on the Art Philosophy cartridge visit Melanie's CTMH website. Be sure to check out this additional stamp set, A Holiday, while you are at Melanie's site. This little stamp set is a steal at $6.95!
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new Christmas project to share. I will be using a new technique for the first time. Be sure to stop back and see how I do.