I really like this sketch from Beate! I made several cards using this layout, including a Thanksgiving, a birthday and this Christmas card. I'll post the birthday card later, since I don't want to spoil the surprise for the person I made it for! I'll post the Thanksgiving card in a few days, as I'm planning a Thanksgiving class in the fall and I'll put up all the pictures for the class when I have everything ready.
So for now, here's the Christmas card. I started with the Wintergreen designer paper. I love the colours in this paper - Sage Shadow, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke. They all look so pretty together. I can tell already that I'll be ordering several packages of this paper!
Anyway, I used Soft Sky textured cs as the card base (it's hard to tell in the photo that the card is textured, but it looks really cool in person!). Then I inked the designer paper with Sage Shadow around the edges. I cut a piece of Sage Shadow cs and inked the edges of that as well. For the image, I used the tree in Wondrous Gift. I stamped it in Sage Shadow as well. Then I thought the card needed a little colour, so I stamped the stars in Purely Pomegranate and matted the piece on Pomegranate cs. It was still missing something, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig and stamped the tree again with VersaMark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep. Finally, I inked just the words "how silently" from the sentiment stamp with Sage Shadow ink and stamped them on the side of the Sage paper.