I recently picked up the new Papercrafts Card Creations Vol. 9 magazine. It is packed with tons of inspiration and today I'm sharing what inspired me. It's May 25th so that means a Christmas card and I spotted this pretty one- Joy to You & Yours by Maile Belles. Clean design with subtle colours. Here's mine-
A little different but you can clearly see where I started from. Not sure if you can see the base cardstock but it is inked with the matching so saffron applied with scrunched up waxed paper. Very subtle. I boo-boo'd the branch- the one I have is way too short so added the embossed and matted strip instead. I was happy with it and it also gave me a hiding place for the ends of the linen thread and the tape I stuck it on with. Proof again that mistakes are opportunites. :)
This was quick, all the thinking had already been done for me. Believe it or not, I don't always want to start from scratch. Really, really.
I hope you make a lot of creative choices today and take time to play!