Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Mary Beth (lutheran).
I chose this card as my inspiration:
INCLUDE: Colours (brown, orange, yellow), Elements (floral pattern, vertical panel layout)
MODIFY: add blue, red and gold to colours. Add dry embossing to gold mat, die cut sentiment instead of stamped, alcohol ink techniques
EXCLUDE: Sun rays, brads
I created my 'patterned paper' with a large 9x12 stencil and alcohol ink (this is actually the second-generation print after my original). These are cozy, rustic colours for a Christmas card and the technique was a lot of fun (although quite messy!)