It seems like in Blogland at the moment, everyone is making Christmas cards in an effort to keep cool! It's genius. Or insane. One or the other!
When I saw this palette on Apron Strings Pinterest challenge #19 -
I immediately thought of traffic lights! Not helpful. But then I thought of street signs, street furniture etc. I'm not sure this was what Lori was thinking but hey, if we all thought the same, we'd live in a very boring world!
I second-generation stamped the background with my new "Sanded" background stamp (got it from the PIF threads on Splitcoast Stampers - check them out if you haven't already) in Basic Grey on Sahara Sand to get an asphalt-y look. Then I sponged the edges to make it look a bit more distressed. Then I grabbed some bits of ribbon (didn't have grey - no probs! Used cardstock) and scraps of paper in roughly the correct colour palette and voila. The sentiment was stamped onto vellum and embossed in silver. I am so pleased with this card.
If you receive this card from me at Christmas you must be very special indeed because I'm going to have a hard time parting with it!