Saturday, 8 September 2012
Merry Monday #31
Today I had the time to sit down and complete the challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, the Merry Monday #31. There's still time to challenge yourself to come up with something creative, with a Christmas theme, of course.
Anyway, as I was beginning out (my end result is something completely different from what was in my mind), I wanted to see if I could come up with a card that celebrated the holidays, but didn't necessarily need any Christmas stamps or punches to create it. This is what came to me.
I used Lovely As A Tree (let's hope this stamp set never retires - so versatile), and inked up the middle tree with my Stamp n' Write Marker, so that when I stamped, only the inked tree would show up. The background is En Francais - Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I love that stamp.
I scrunched up the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon behind the tree image, and it is secured with a lot of Sticky Strip. Pearls again for luxe. A little sponging around the edges and some smears across the page, and I was done.
The only Christmas stamp I used was the greeting, but you could always leave it without a stamped greeting and pen some cheer inside.
Stamp Sets: Lovely As a Tree, En Francias, More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Punch: Modern Label Punch
Big Shot: Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Other: Scalloped Tulle Ribbon Early Espresso, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Write Marker Early Espresso, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Sponges, Mini Glue Dots