Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Cards....and winter

I know, another Christmas card! I promise it's the last and with it, I'm done with holiday cards. It's time for gearing up to that next card celebration – Valentine's Day! Ohhh, be still, my heart!

But I digress. This card I CASE'd from and I don't have the name of the stamper, so if you're the creator of this card, please let me know so I can give you credit. I made several changes to the CASE'd card and I used all Stampin' Up! products in the card with one exception. I absolutely LOVE glitter pens and used them in abundance on my holiday cards this year. They do such a nice job for adding sparkle in just minute amounts.

Also, when I CASE'd this card, I had to make several adjustments to get the sizes of each piece just right, especially since I was using a solid stamp rather than a line art stamp. (In looking at the original, I think they used the ornament punch and the negative image of the punch.)

Notes: Firstly, this particular DSP is perfectly sized to cut between the rows. Secondly, I used Rose Red classic ink on my cards because I found my Real Red ink pad just too far gone and messy. I'll have to replace it. If you decide to case this card, I'd recommend using the Real Red Classic ink – the Rose Red is just a shade too pink for this bright card and it shows.

Anyhoo, the recipe follows. Note all supplies with the exception of the glitter pens are Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Delightful Decorations
Inks: Rose Red Classic Ink (but use Real Red instead!), Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White (LOVE THAT PAPER!!), and Brushed Silver
Designer Series Paper: 2009 Holiday Lounge
Gel Pens: Sakura Starlight Silver Star

AND, in case you didn't realize it - today is officially winter and Mother Nature has an attitude problem - she just DUMPED 2 feet of snow on a lot of people! That Meanie! So, here's hope that Spring comes quickly! Woohoo!!

So, that's it for holiday cards. Those of us who are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are already gearing up for the big Sale-A-Bration and new Occasions Mini Catalogs with beautiful new holiday stamps for Valentine's Day, Easter and those perennial favs, Mother's and Father's Day - set to start January 5, 2010. Can't wait for you to see them! If you're not on my mailing list, but would like a catalog, please email me or visit my Stampin' Up! website by clicking here. You can sign up for my emails, news, and catalogs on my website.

Thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas to you!!!

1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous. I'm still not sure why I didn't order this set.