I spent most of Wednesday addressing Christmas cards. I had a few other things that needed doing, but very few of them got done. Mostly, I addressed Christmas cards. And still I didn't finish. I fell short... ran out of cards... after all that time spent making them. So... back to the drawing board, or, rather, the stamping desk.
You'd think I'd come up with a simpler design for one of those last minute cards, wouldn't you? In fact, this card was nearly finished; I just added the ornament. I've used my JustRite Christmas Ornaments set. This one is embossed in silver on 90# hot press watercolor paper, and watercolored with Stampin' Up! dye based inks. I added the punched branches and ribbon, and hung my ornament on a narrow white panel to set it off. The branches and parts of the ornament are glittered up with Stardust Stickles.
I went JustRite all the way with one of the Christmas Nested Sentiments (and another on the inside), and framed the sentiment with a Nested Sentiment Custom Die by Spellbinders. I tried not to overdo the card, but, still, when I look at it, I think how many different "toys" are represented here. You certainly don't need all these things to make cards, but I do enjoy playing with them!
I'd hoped by starting my cards months ago I'd be further along than this by now. Isn't it amazing how quickly the days go by after the calendar turns to December? It's barely more than a week till Christmas! With all the activities this time of year, I've not had much time to spend on the computer, so please forgive my absence. I hope to get back in the swing of things soon. Take care, and enjoy this beautiful season!
Stamps: JustRite Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Nested Sentiments Paper: Pink textured Bazzill, classic white, 90# hot press watercolor, BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses designer paper Ink: Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Sky Accessories: Ribbon, silver cord, Stickles Stardust glitter glue, Martha Stewart branch punch and edge punch, Spellbinders Nested Sentiments Custom Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, silver embossing powder