Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Wishes...

Good morning everyone! It's a cold (50 degrees), windy, cloudy day here in Houston and I am so thankful that it has finally cooled off again- bring on the 40's baby! When you live with super heat all summer, you are so ready for some cool air when it comes. If only I could stay home and snuggle under a blanket *sigh* and enjoy it.... A quick post, then I'm off to beg for money, oh, I mean write a grant:)

Sometimes I cut shapes for a card, then find they don't work, so I keep an ever growing pile thinking I will use eventually use them. I decided to dig into that pile last night and found some matching scraps/shapes which were perfect for this card.

The main image was stamped with the Santa image from the "Christmas Mail" set by Craft Secrets- I love their vintage images! The image was colored with Copic markers, except the key in Santa's hand which was colored with a gold Spica glitter pen- it sparkles IRL- so cool! After cutting the image out with a circle Nestie die, the image was sponged with Creamy Caramel ink with the die still in place to leave a clear edge. The rest of the shaped layers were also sponged before layering them together.

The card base is layers of Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and a sparkly snowflake print from MME "Wonderful Winter", tied up with some soft brown suede ribbon. The greeting cut out by hand and mounted onto a Espresso oval from the scrap pile. A few bronze brads finish the corners.

The inside has a scrap strip of the same sparkly snowflake paper, a mail register mark and a vintage greeting from this set as well. This card is nice because it doesn't have too many layers and should make it into a standard envelope (yay- less postage!).

Hope you're having a great day~

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