It seems like forever since I was able to participate in Papertrey Ink's blog hops, but this month's inspiration photo was gorgeous. How I wish I had a staircase like the one in the picture to decorate during the holidays.
Here is my card based on the beautiful photo:
I loved the traditional red/green and cream in this picture as well as the pine boughs and the patterned pillows. I used my Background Basics Houndstooth to stamp a pattern which was layered and stitched onto a strip of pinefeather cardstock with a cute pine branch border cut with a Martha Stewart punch. I diecut some Stocking Print stockings and stamped them with Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter stamps and embossed them with white and red embossing powder. All the stockings are a bit different with flocked cuffs or red sparklies, but they sure pop against the houndstood background. The cardbase is stamped with a sentiment from Tree Trimming Trio and the kraft cardbase is embossed with the woodgrain impression plate. Lots of PTI goodness on this card and it just makes me smile looking at it. Enjoy the blog hop, it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!