Thursday, September 22, 2011

FINALLY Stamping Again!

Well, tonight I finally got down to my stamping corner and inked up some rubber.  It sure felt good to be creative again!  My life has just been WAY too hectic lately...it can't be healthy to not have time to stamp, can it?  In any case, tonight I sat down to design the projects for one of my monthly clubs which is meeting this Sunday afternoon.  They requested that I do Christmas cards using stamp sets and punches that they already own.  Since they are relatively new stampers, that really limited my options, so this was a challenge!  Knowing that the Snow Swirled set is in the stash of several of the ladies, I decided to focus my energy on that set.  I designed two cards using it, but am only showing you one tonight...I have to save the other for tomorrow...who knows when I'll get to stamp again!  So, here, without further excuses, is today's card:
CAS Holiday card using the Snow Swirled set.

Inside of card with sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set.
Could this get any simpler??  I tried to keep my embellishments to a minimum on this one, but couldn't resist adding those glimmer brads...they just add such a nice touch of sparkle!  The colour combo is one of my new favourites and is inspired by the holiday decorations (yes, its true) that are popping up in stores about now.  These bold, bright colours are just fabulous together and really pop against the white background.  In case you're wondering, the colours are: rich razzleberry, marina mist and lucky limeade.  On the inside of the card I punched the sentiment out with the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch (one I know my club members own) and then notched every other scallop with my paper snips.  I then punched a 1/16" hole in the un-notched scallops in an attempt to make the circle look a bit snowflake-ish.  I think it works, especially with the snowflake images stamped behind it. 
I hope my ladies like this card...they're pretty traditional green and red Christmas gals, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to show them something a little bit off the wall.  Tomorrow I'll have my second Snow Swirled card for you...and best of all...its FRIDAY!

2 comments:

  1. Very Pretty Card. It is simple but so Beautiful at the same time. I just found a challenge blog that, you make the card on white with only one layer, and I was suprised how many of the cards I liked. So its not about layers its about clean stamping... and you did good girl!!

    Hugs
    Shirley

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  2. Leena, this is so effective. Love it and the colours.

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