I haven't done a Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab lately but when I saw today's challenge, I couldn't wait to try it out. Here is our inspiration - Red and Rustic.
Once again I pulled out one my FAVORITE stamps from Close To My Heart's 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book - Remarkable Wreath (C1473). I just can't stop playing with this one! I actually made a quick Thank You card with it just before I started on this Tuesday Trigger. I have definitely got my money's worth out of this stamp so far!
Rustic reminds me of weathered grey wood and that was the look I was going for on this card. To 'weather' my wood, I used Grey Flannel Cardstock and scored it randomly. Next, I sponged Grey Wool ink onto the cardstock piece and then sanded over it to bring out the white core. The grey flannel is layered on Cocoa cardstock.
The wreath is stamped with Cocoa ink and the berries are Cranberry. Instead of the usual red bow on the wreath, I pulled cranberry ribbon through the large pewter button from the Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection (Z1487). The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the Christmas Love (D1492) set. This card was quick and simple but I think still has a elegant rustic feel to it.
Hope you enjoyed!