The Buffalo Check Creative Screening is large and wonderful, and completely on trend. I started noticing bits of plaid in the retail stores last winter, and this year it has completely taken over. This buffalo check stencil gives you a fun version of plaid without all the work of multiple colors, stripes, laying out, measuring, etc. I've used it on this card to make the red background, which reinforces the cozy feeling from the hot drink.
The drink is from a set that is actually free with a qualifying purchase! It's called Warm Wishes to You, and includes a few sentiments, the cup, and the drink inside. After stamping it, I cut it out and wrapped the handle with baker's twine that Shay so nicely tied all of our release sets with in shipping.
I folded a little doily over the charcoal cardstock so my cup has somewhere to sit. While I'm not exactly sure what occasion this card will be for, we do have several December birthdays, so I think I will add "on your birthday" on a strip of charcoal cardstock and layer that on top of the doily when I'm ready to send it.
This card got me even more excited about the buffalo check, so I knew I wanted it to be the star of my next card ...
I was super excited to see what would happen if I flipped the stencil over and blended a second color in the negative spaces. I liked the solid red and green squares together, but I was most impressed with how the intersecting striped squares looked, and can imagine this with many other color combinations. The lime green squares were the perfect place to add a tiny tree (from yesterday's In a Word: Merry) in a darker green to give the pattern a little more depth.
Since the background was so busy, I knew the sentiment had to be super simple. I went with tiny white letters spelling "JOY" from the Peace, Love, Joy die from yesterday's In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways.
To make the sentiment stand out more, since the letters are so small, I "underlined" them with a white bow from my vintage seam binding ribbon.
That's all for today, but we still have two more days of products to reveal! Be sure to check out the other amazing projects on the Winnie & Walter blog. As usual, leave a comment there for a chance to WIN all of today's goodies. The Big Giveaway is also going on with a chance to win the entire release!!
Thanks for looking!