of course, you can be as loose... or as exact... in your interpretation as you want; for instance you could choose to use only the colors, or just the hand-stitching, or the shapes or... well, whatever inspires *you* in the picture. i love everything about it, and was surprised to find that i actually own products which would allow me to re-create a number of details quite literally. so i did! :)
the only thing i didn't do on this card, that i wanted to try, was to replicate a little bit of the hand-stitched effect from the knitted stocking ornament. i thought i might work that into the border somewhere, but at some point with all of the other elements i'd added, the card just felt DONE to me, so i stopped! however, my favorite thing about making a christmas card every week, but only having a new ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ prompt every other week is that it means i get TWO SHOTS at each theme, so you miiiiiight just see a bit of embroidery next time!