What a glorious Sunday! So glad you stopped by sweet blog friends – I have a quick card to show and am working on lots of things for the upcoming weeks. I hope you are in the mood for another Christmas card – I really haven’t made many so I’m still tickled when I get the chance.
In perusing my paper supply are you surprised to know that my Christmas paper makes up about a third of my stash? I sure don’t know how that happened, but I as an admitted hoarder of design paper, I must be a bigger hoarder of Christmas paper. I hope you’ll indulge me – I didn’t send out cards last year and I have vowed that mine will be in the mail by November 20th this year. Uh oh, I actually wrote that – I guess I’ll have to be accountable now (Small hint – I’ve given up thinking that absolutely everyone of them must be handmade originals – are you shocked??) Yes I do send out quite a few originals and for the rest, I went half way and got a kit that will involve some stamping, but all the pieces and parts are all there. I’m really curious to hear what you all think of kits :-)
My card today is from an Our Daily Bread Designs set that was released this month called Holiday Ornaments. These are quick ornament to make because they match Spellbinders™ Holiday Tags. I have to admit that for the first time in my crafting life I managed to make one of those gold rimming pens work. I can’t tell you how many of them I’ve purchased only to lay them down and have them eventually clog up because they (or maybe it was me) couldn’t do a consistent outline with out splotchy starts and stops and globs. I lined each of my paper panels with the pen as well as each of the ornaments. It makes for a nice, simple, clean finish to the ornaments – I love it. I also managed to work in some of the velvet paper I love and finished it off at the bottom with Spellbinders™ Classic Scalloped Edgeabilities (you can hardly tell but I rimmed that with gold too at the top). I have a translucent vellum envelope for this one. I snagged several boxes of #10 sized vellum envies at Office Depot a couple of years back and at the time it seemed odd place to find vellum – an odd size too.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Holiday Ornaments
Paper: My Minds Eye – Bazzill (Ruby Red), Velvet Paper
Ink: Colorbox Chianti Pigment, Versamark, Versacolor – Leaf Green
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Holiday Tags, Spellbinders™ Classic Scalloped Edgeabilities, Lace, Seam Binding, Satin Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen,
Well, that’s all for me today, back to work on more Christmas crafties!! Have a fab day!!