Sunday, November 19, 2023

Winter Cottage - Stampin' Up! Ringed With Nature

   My card today was inspired by 2 different challenges.  The first is the Color Throwdown challenge to use pink, gray and green and the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown which has the theme of 'Winter Countryside'.  These 2 challenges combined perfectly for this cute little winter cottage scene.  I used the house from Ringed with Nature a week or so ago and it was perfect for this new card as well.

   So cute right??!!  Pink is not one of my go to colors but I love how it works here.  I started with the background paper in a Powder Pink polka dot pattern from the Bright & Beautiful DSP.  Then a strip of Soft Shimmer paper also in Powder Pink for a subtle bit of bling.

  Next I cut 2 Basic White Countryside Corners die shapes and embossed the smaller one with the Snowflake Sky embossing folder.

  The Smoky Slate circle is stamped with the itty bitty snowflake in the Wishes All Around stamp set in white craft ink for a very light soft snowing sky.  The house is stamped in Powder Pink and Smoky Slate and is nestled into a scrap of Basic White that is torn and rounded with the same circle die that I used on the Smoky Slate circle so the lines would match up when adhered.

 The pine trees from Wishes All Around stamp set are stamped in Garden Green and cut out and adhered around the house with the one in the foreground popped on a mini dimensional.

  Not content to use just 2 stamp sets I pulled out a third; Festive & Fun and stamped one of the sentiments in Garden Green and cut it apart to fit to the side of the house also popped on dimensionals.

  I embellished the card with a Garden Green baker's twine bow and some Adhesive-backed sequins in an iridescent white which are hard to see in the photo.

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Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Ringed with Nature, Wishes All Around, Festive & Fun

Ink: Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, Garden Green, white craft

Paper: Bright & Beautiful DSP, Soft Shimmer Specialty paper, Smoky Slate, Basic White

Accessories: Countryside Corners dies, Snowflake Sky embossing folder, Stylish Shapes dies, Wishes All Around dies, baker's twine, Adhesive-backed sequins trio


  1. Your card nicely works for both challenges. The cottage looks adorable in that color!

  2. Love this sweet winter scene!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  3. quelle adorable création Amanda, avec ces couleurs douces et charmantes, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz


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