Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rustic Happy Holidays

I used literally all scraps to make this card. Even the folded card base (Blue Bayou) was in my scraps container. The ledger paper and the holiday patterned strip looked like they might coordinate. Then, I figured kraft cardstock with very vanilla craft ink would keep with the rustic look of those images. And, I knew I wanted a circular sentiment then remembered I had this retired set called Riveting. So, that became my card... The inked edges and linen thread details finished it off. *click for a closer look at the background* I used Versamark ink and a larger snowflake stamp to create a "what's that?" background. You know how I love to do that! Just stamp the image, ink it again and stamp it again....repeat. It makes a unique background that no longer looks like the original image.
I love linen thread as it is so easy to use for sewn details on a project. Trust me...other than fixing the tear in Riley's favorite stuffed toy or sewing on a button is about all the other "sewing" I can do. I am not gifted in that department at all! LOL!
See how I stamped the sentiment twice? Once on kraft, then punched out the center. And, again on the Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched out with a larger circle punch. Layer the two for a different look than just chocolate chip on kraft and nothing peeking through the middle. I like the peeking thing for a contrast.

This is the reason I got to stamp Monday night....somebody had a nap on Daddy's lap in the basement. *snore* He flip flops in his sleep so much that he was in 18 positions during this one nap. He was this way, then upside down, then in the area between Kevin's leg and the arm rest. Such a funny boy! You can see that crazy part on top of his head again!!! After about the fourth picture, Kevin gave me the "aren't you done yet?!" look. LOL!
Hi, I'm even cute when I'm tired! LOL! Thanks for stopping by to see my cute face today! *snore*
OH, and by the way...I am getting excited to meet Jax on Saturday!
He might be my new big brother!

No comments: