The color challenge Mary has for us this week at Splitcoaststampers is Real Red, River Rock and Old Olive. They seemed the right colors for the Home for Christmas set.
I was just making some 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" cards for those small open end envelopes and used Real Red cardstock as my base for both cards. Usually a 6 1/2" square really wastes a lot of paper; however the leftovers are perfect for a small square card that fits into a standard A2 envelope.
To jazz this simple card just a little, I tried a border of intertwined twine and red ribbon. It is ziz zagged in place. I like the casual effect, just not sure if this was the right card for it. Anyway, it was a fun experiment. If you try this, leave extra of the ribbon at the starting and ending points to tie a bow.
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Ingredients: Stamps: Home for Christmas Ink: Old Olive and Real Red; Vintage Photo from Ranger for distressing. Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Real Red Ribbon: Offray; Twine from jewelry department at Hobby Lobby