I cut into that last pattern of my Wonderland Cosmo Cricket paper. This is the Holiday Cheer--such an elegant old pattern, rich and playful at the same time. I kept my mistletoe sprig very simple because of the busy-ness of the paper. You can't see it, but I used a red gelly roll pen to color the berries so that they are slightly raised and shiny. I matted with gold metallic card stock and used my ticket corner punch to notch out niches for mini brads. The top green is Always Artichoke ink stamped on Always Artichoke card stock with the pine bough. I finished with a strand of narrow twill and an "S" clip from the Aged Copper Hardly Hardware. The entire front is matted in Bravo Burgundy, on a Ivory Naturals base. Here's one more version--same basic colors with just a few differences.
Now, time for true confessions (don't worry--it's about stamping!): I'm in a rut tonight. . . Everything that I have in progress on my desk looks pretty much the same. Do you ever get that way-- realize that you are in a design rut? Some nice Spring stamping might help. . . but I need to finish my Christmas cards first. New stamps might help, but they won't come until next week. We'll see what happens!