Winter Greetings Christmas Cards with Solitude from Authentique

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!Dropping in to share some cards I created with the super gorgeous Solitude collection from Authentique Papers.

This collection manages to be woodland inspired and vintagy at the same time. I really love the rich dark colors.

The inspiration for this card was that lovely image on one of the cut aparts. I used a circle die to cut out just the part I wanted to feature as a focal point.

Instead of my usually very structured floral arrangement I went for a more organic free flowing one.

Tucking in twine and leaves helps to fill in the space.

I’ve also added some painted wooden snowflakes for added detail.

The second card I created with the collection is my new fav card shape!  It’s such a unique space to fill that it stretched my creativity on how to achieve the balance and generous amount of details I like to add. 

These flowers are hand made by me using my poinsettia die and sparkly glitter paper. I love the frosted affect without adding any other mediums. Instead of leaves for this arrangement I added branchy die cuts that are topped with Stickles.

I used that circle die again to create the focal image and this time gave it a border of the green cardstock used for the matting. This card is also topped with faux snow and textured for a more vintagy look.

Authentique Papers~ Solitude

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Moss Bold Diamond, Olive Burlap String

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Little Birdie Crafts~Flowers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

One response »

  1. I recently purchased this beautiful paper collection. The deep teals are so perfect for winter. LOVE both these gorgeous cards!! I am so enjoying the quiet sophistication of these cards. It will be interesting to see what you can design to fit your new card shape Thanks for the idea to reduce the size of the printed cut aparts. What poinsettia die set are you using? Every flower is the perfect card size. Nice choice!

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