Wow. This year’s holiday season was insanely busy! I didn’t even get any of my posts finished, and for that, I am very sorry. It felt like one minute it was November, and the next my husband and I were toasting to the new year. Have you ever had that happen to you? So many things going on that one task gets put aside until one day you think, “Holy cow, has it been that long?!” That was me these last few weeks.
Anyhow, I am back from my little hiatus with a card I made from my Simon Says Stamp January card kit. I LOVE the colors in this kit – I have a thing for blues and purples (my wedding colors were the same, with a little light green for contrast!) and the papers that came with this are a lovely mix of snowflakes and cool nontraditional winter colors. And I, for one, am all for nontraditional 🙂
I used a cream colored card base and the diagonal stripe stamp in the stamp set, which I heat embossed in white because, well you know… shiny. Actually, I did it so the pattern would be there, but not be too intrusive in the design. Next, I trimmed the striped paper to about 3 1/4″ wide and stuck it to the card front.
The strip of paper I had left over from cutting that piece is what I used to stamp the sentiment. I then flagged the end and adhered to the card front about an inch up from the bottom; I didn’t feel like I should cut extra paper for this when there was a perfectly good white-backed scrap from my trimmings. Use what ya got, right?
I had some silver paper scraps from another project, so I die cut a couple snowflakes and layered them together to make a thicker embellishment to stick on my card. The “stitching” is done by hand with my silver pen and attached the snowflake with a foam square, and added some self-adhesive pearls around the sentiment strip and on the snowflake for a little interest.
Oh, you know that really nice color ink I used for the sentiment? It’s not a colored ink. I stamped the “thanks” in Versamark ink and carefully brushed Perfect Pearls over it with a soft brush since I didn’t have any other color that really matched up well. Up close, it looks like a light purple foil. With the recent trends focusing more on metallics, especially gold, I bet a sentiment done with gold Perfect Pearls would look spectacular!
Here’s the supply list for this project. Happy crafting!