A recent challenge win from CD Sundays included a lovely pad of Tonic Studios papers, called Winter Wonderland. The shades are muted and earthy, ideal for masculine cards, and many of the designs aren't overtly Christmassy, so can be used on cards for other occasions. But the first paper I chose to use from it has a definite festive touch as it is scattered with snowflakes.
I combined it with snippets of black and kraft, on a red base card, and I actually inlaid the die cuts, for a change, because the patterned background showing through the cut out areas made it look a bit blurry. I don't like inlaying them though, I think next time I want to combine this die with a patterned paper background, I'll add a plain contrasting backing paper behind the cut out areas instead (which will also give me the advantage of having the letters left to use elsewhere)
I took the photo yesterday in the late afternoon when the sun was low in the sky and it's cast some strange shadows - that ribbon knot at the top looks as if it stands out several inches! I promise it actually lies pretty flat.
I am sharing this with:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Red, Black and Kraft
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge - Brown
Jingle Belles - Red
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 242