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Friday, August 30, 2019

Rustic Retreat Country Christmas

The days have been cooler here in upstate New York and it makes me realize fall is just around the corner. Then comes winter and Christmas which is my favorite holiday to craft for. The Rustic Retreat stamp set is in the Annual catalog and is quite versatile, but I bought it to make cozy winter cabin scenes. I featured this set a few weeks ago in blue, but today I have a card with more traditional Christmas colors.

I love this card, but it does take a little bit of time to put it all together. I also used Stampin' Blend markers and Stampin' Write Markers. There is fussy cutting, Wink of Stella, and glitter!! Oh my! A card for the more avid crafter, no doubt. My card has an Early Espresso base, a layer of Whisper White, followed by Cherry Cobbler which has been stamped with the Buffalo Check background stamp using Early Espresso ink. 

The cabin has been colored with the following Stampin' Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Bronze, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow, Light Seaside Spray, Color Lifter. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add Stampin' Glitter to the cabin scene. Stitched Layering Dies were used to create the Mossy Meadow frame around the scene. I did use a generic glitter for the shaker part, but there is glitter available in the new Holiday catalog that would be perfect!

For the greeting I used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers along with my Stamparatus for the two toned greeting. The evergreen was stamped in Mossy Meadow then the Wink of Stella pen was used to spread the ink. I fussy cut the evergreen boughs to add to the card front. 

This is a very fun card to make and well worth the time and effort. It will definitely be among those I will be making multiple of to send out to my friends and family.

Happy Stamping!


Rustic Retreat
Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set
Buffalo Check Background
Stitched Shapes
window sheets
Window Sheets
glitter paper
Gold Glimmer Paper
cute scallop label punch
Pretty Label Punch
sparkle glitter
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
glitter pen
Wink of Stella
glue pen
Fine Tip Glue Pen
deep brown paper
Early Espresso 
watermelon pink    
Cherry Cobbler

1 comment:

  1. Love this card. Great job with all the elements and design. Thanks for sharing how you made it. I will definitely have to try it.