So have you heard that metrosexual is out and lumbersexual is in? Well it is. I actually just learned this myself the other day. So no more skinny jeans and smartly tailored shirts, it is all about the flannel and beards.
While my facial hair is way too white these days to sport a beard longer than the 1/8th inch setting on my trimmer and I don't have any flannel (though I do like a good plaid shirt), I did decide to use a rustic cabin theme to my Christmas thank you cards.
I used a set of two-part basket stamps that I made awhile back. These may be one of my 2015 releases, but I haven't decided yet. I need to get busy with that though as I usually introduce my new stamp sets in April at the State Line Friends basket retreat.
I also used my Sizzix Eclips to cut out the layer frames. I kind of wish I had cut out the inside of the back most green layer even though it would have only been a small hole. The thank you stitched banner/flag was die-cut using a Lil' Inker Design framelet and stamped with Tim Holtz' Simple Sayings. The two background stamps are ones I think I picked up at Michael's. I used a combination of Ranger Distress and Adirondack Ink, with the pad I used for the basket was one I made myself using two colors of Distress Ink refillers.
While the red and green color combination would typically be very
Chirstmas-y, I think with this design it just looks like a warm and cozy
winter by the fireplace.