Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes

 I think I should be mailing cards instead of making them!  Oh but this is so much more fun!  I've combined Stampin Up's Joyful Christmas Wishes stamp set with Spellbinders' Curved Borders and went totally non tradional Christmas colors.  Oh! the things I could do with this stamp set in tradional colors!  But that will have to wait till next year.  I also needed some December birthday cards (Shhh!  I can't say whose!) and this card made a beautiful December birthday card too!  The poinsettia is embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Pink Delight on vellum and the leaves and sentiment are embossed with SNS's Pear Star.  The colors were perfect with the Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz cardstock by SU.  I also used some Vintage Pink Frantage on the front around the sentiment.  I hope you enjoyed!  I'm off to make
some gift card holders! 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Already!

Where did November go?  I think I missed it! 
I was crafting, really I was, but nothing new to show.  I finished a lot of special orders including six sets of note cards (6 cards each) and a set of 15 Christmas cards and here I am, finally!  This card is not an original - you can find it here, herehere, and here - but I just love it.  I sponged the center with SU Pool Party and Memento's Danube Blue and Nautical Blue.  The snowflakes are an older SU set, but I think it worked just as well for the silver embossing.  I have to tell you, though, that for the first five cards I was trying to use up an old generic silver embossing powder but wasn't very happy with the results.  So for the last one, I got out my Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Detail embossing powder and WOW!  What a difference!  Plus, I think I embossed the snowflakes before the sponged ink was completely dry and despite using the anti-static powder, some of the powder stuck to the sponged ink and left a very fine sprinkling of powder, which I think gave it a very nice shimmer.  Surprise, surprise! The inside was cut with my Silhouette as a pop-up.  Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!  I have so many ideas and it's almost Christmas - I don't think they're all going to get done!