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I'm not sure why, but there's something about old barns and snow that speak warm holiday memories to me. We had a big old barn at home but lived over 2 hours from any snow to speak of. Could it be the stories of harsh winters in Wisconsin that I loved to hear from grandparents? I remember it well, a hot copy of cocoa, snuggled up to a fire and grandma telling us about sleigh rides from the farm to town in snow that seemed a mile deep to my young ears. It's clear to see what inspired this card.
I'm still in love with old barns and the Woodgrain Background stamp makes recreating this image a snap. A little Soft Suede cardstock, VersaMark and Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and you've got it! This time I also empbossed the card base with the same. I really like the extra dimension that it gives the card.
Originally, I had planned to have the snowflakes dangle from linen thread but the little devils wouldn't play nice. Since they melt so quickly, I let them stick where they landed and gave the Mini-Jingle Bells the honor.
To pull it all together, I caught a few more of those snowflakes and let them hold up the sentiment inside.
Nuts & Bolts
* Stamps – Wood grain #117100, Grateful Greetings #116511
* Ink – Cherry Cobbler Classic, VersaMark
* Cardstock – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
* Fibers – Hemp Twine #100982; ½” Seam Binding (Cherry Cobbler)
#120992; Linen Thread #104199
* Embellishments – Glimmer Brads (Basics) #121003;
Jingle Bells #124116; Stitched Felt (Winter Wishes) #124108
* Misc. – Stampin' Emboss Powder (Clear)
* Big Shot – #113439
* Dies – Sizzlits Decorative Strip (Northern Frost #120901)
* Punches – Extra-Large Tag #119866, Large Tag #119876;
Decorative Label #120907
* Heat Tool #100005
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