I have been thinking about the Winter Woods stamp set a lot. I love this grouping of beautiful detailed trees.
Leaving the stamp set out on my desk to ponder until inspiration came, I would go about my chores. Passing by with laundry basket in hand, I’d glance at those trees and think about layered papers and color schemes, which is really a wonderful way to let your mind peruse while accomplishing tasks.
I settled on this darkest blue, and stamped the image of the trees in Night of Navy ink on white cardstock, and then stamped again on vellum. The images have been aligned and then affixed using eyelets. I spent more time than I’d rather admit trying to get the sizing of these papers just right. But the rain was falling outside my window, and I was happy to fuss with my crafting on this quiet winter afternoon.
This set has one simple sentiment, but it is universal. With any recipient in mind, the thought is apropos. There are so many people who struggle during the holiday season. To me, this set evokes a feeling of melancholy yet absolute beauty. That is what I want to say to those who are hurting. I see your sadness and your beauty. You are loved.
Stampin’ Up! materials used: Winter Woods stamp set, Night of Navy card stock and ink, Vellum cardstock, Stitched Rectangles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Naturals White cardstock (retired)