Sweet friends, know that you are blessed today! I have a card to share that is certainly tickling my Christmas bones. I haven’t had a chance to dive into Christmas yet, but like many of you, once in . . . I’m all in :-) I don’t know about you but when I’m planning my Christmas Crafting activities, I like to invest in a couple of different looks. Traditional and vintage looks seem to be my main staples and then I like to have a smidgen of whimsy so that I can do a few of those too. My card today leans more towards the traditional and I’m using a sweet JustRite Stampers set introduced earlier this month called Christmas Trimmings.
I have an admission to make. Once a Spellbinders release is over and I sit down to use the new dies, I think I’m sooooooo excited about them that I try to get as many of them on one card as possible. I had to really pull back on the card I made today and subtract – I just couldn’t make it all fit without clashing. The fun thing is, that just with what I subtracted, it gave me motif ideas for two more cards. I like that. I’m not crazy but the new templates all try to talk to me at once “use me”, “no, use me” – I know you know what I mean ;-)
For this card I really wanted to use Spellbinders Holly Accents – I way over did it and cut back to just using the border which I divided into half, For my sentiment I picked smaller clean cut elements from Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents and backed it with a piece from Spellbinders Ironworks Accents. Then the edge . . . I am so loving the Edgeabilities for the variety they give me – I combined Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop and Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities and ran them both through in one cut to get this edge treatment!
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Christmas Trimmings
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Chocolate Roan, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Dauber), Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Dauber)
Accessories: Spellbinders Holly Accents, Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop, Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities, Spellbinders Ironworks Accents, Ribbon, Picks, Recollections gems
Thanks for stopping in!! New releases come out with Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow — I think you’ll be sew excited with the new sets that are coming out!!