Good morning friends! Long story short, this year I look forward to savoring every minute of Christmas and the traditions I love. Even though Christmas card making goes year round and starts in earnest in July, it still whizzes by. I tickled myself this weekend because the Christmas tree seems like it just came down a couple of months ago and I went out into storage and brought it back in so that I can go ahead and set it up. That’ll be a first for me. I’m lucky if I can ever have it up by mid December. So again today a Christmas Card using a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design – Tiny Christmas Wishes and set off by lovely new Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments. I added a header to the card using Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two, the small sentiment fit perfectly
Don’t overlook opportunities to add subtle texture by using a tone on tone diecut background where a color slipped underneath gives a little pop of color. Instead of using a different color underneath, Spellbinders Basic Lattice gave me to opportunity to add a new look by weaving gold threads for a textured background. I love that the lattice in the background works well with the ornaments – and I love that adding a little bit of color changes the look, every time, for a classic die from my stash.
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Tiny Christmas Wishes
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth – Natural White. Gold Foil Paper (The Fine Touch Metallic Posterboard – Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments, Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Basic Lattice, The Paper Studio Pearls and Gems, Button
Seriously, I want a no pressure count down to Christmas this year. Yep, I think I’m in the mood to leisurely create and I hope I’ll be able to create some handmade gifts this year. One can always hope, right? Happy Monday friends :-)