A quick post to meet today's deadline for Festive Friday 2:
If you know me at all, you won't be surprised to hear me say that rustic country is not always my favourite. I do like the look - especially at Christmas - warm, natural colours and lots of texture, but as with many of these less-CAS styles, there's a big mystery for me. How do they know when to stop? Why one bell per plate, why not more twigs? Why no red ribbons on the burlap? To me the scene looks busy - but I don't know how they knew it was not too busy but busy enough? (CAS is so much simpler - generally the sooner you stop, the better! lol!)
So I was going to give this challenge a miss. And then this Close To My Heart stamp arrived in my mailbox. When I ordered it, I knew it would be perfect for this simple treatment. To make this layout work for this challenge, I changed my plan to include copper embossing powder on the Old Island Stamp Company sentiment to pick up the colour of the rustic bells. And that's about as rustic country as I think I can go. This time, anyway!
ETA - this card actually won this challenge! I feel so honoured (and pleasantly surprised! lol!)