Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend and were able to enjoy some time with your loved ones! It's so gorgeous here, I just want to soak it all in! Spring is just heavenly, don't you think?
Colleen has asked us to use this inspiration photo for our cards this week. I was inspired by the houses/buildings and snowflakes, as well as the colors.
To begin, I die cut 3 of the sweet shoppes, signs and awnings using the Petite Places Sweet Shoppe Die. I stamped each of the die cut shoppes using Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, and Pure Poppy. I alternated the colors on the awnings and doors as well to give it a good mix of colors. Once all of the pieces were ready, I cut a piece of Stamper's Select White cardstock to 5 by 3 3/4 inches. I added some score lines to separate the three sections of buildings. Once that was done, I was able to place the die cut shoppes.
It was easy to fill in other buildings to create the scene. Once the buildings were all in place, I got to work on the sentiment. I used the Sweet Holiday Wishes stamp set to stamp "Holiday Wishes" directly to the white piece using Smokey Shadow ink. I also added a few snowflake images from the same set to enhance the Christmas feeling, since this card is definitely not traditional!
I die cut the "sweet" portion using the coordinating Sweet Holiday Wishes Die Collection out of Pure Poppy Cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment using some Nuvo embossing powder to give it a candy/sugary look.
I added a few sequins as well. I love how cute the awnings look popping up on this card! I hope you get a chance to join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!