The problem is with the forecasts. We had to get our daughter and her family to the Calgary airport on Saturday morning. The forecast was for freezing rain followed by snowfall. An hour and a half on the freeway in that type of weather was a daunting prospect, but family does what it must for family. Saturday morning was clear, no rain, no freezing rain and no snow. Again, I'm not complaining but we worried (a lot) for nothing. Really, it's hit and miss with those forecasts and sometimes I wonder if they need a brand new crystal ball in the weather offices since their current one appears to be broken.
I like Kraft paper. It has a colour all its own---something like a brown paper bag but nicer. When the challenge from the Card Concept came along, a Kraft Christmas, I was delighted. Making Kraft the "star of the show" was going to be fun.
I also love a nice triptych. Being an avid photographer, I've mounted a number of photos in the form of a triptych because it can really make a statement. And so my layout follows the sketch in the Just Add Ink challenge.
I decided to use the "Merry" from the thinlits that retired last year. I love the script and thought it would make a great sentiment coupled with the "Christmas" from the Endless Wishes stamp set. I used a base of Naturals Ivory and layers of Kraft paper and Cherry Cobbler. The Kraft strips are cut with the retired Lace Ribbon Border punch which makes a festive pattern against their mat of Cherry Cobbler.
For more cards using Kraft as the star of the show, check out The Card Concept. My card would be considered "Clean and Layered".
For more cards with a triptych layout, check out Just Add Ink.
Stamps used: Endless Wishes
Papers used: Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green (retired)
Inks used: Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Trimmer, Expressions
Thinlits Dies (retired), Big Shot, Holly die, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Snail
Adhesive, Tombo glue