Hi stampers! Now, I know I told you to yell at me if I start posting Christmas cards instead of fall cards BUUUUT I've been in a terrible slump this past week or two so I'm happy I can make ANY card regardless of the theme. I almost felt as I'd forgotten "how" to stamp the other night! Seriously! And then I remembered that maybe I should find a challenge or something as a starting point. Well, I had seen the Sweet Sunday sketch earlier in the week and knew I wanted to try it.
And the ONLY idea I had for it was a Christmas card:-) And I have to say this is exactly what I needed as it's the first card I've been really happy with in a week or two! Yay! So please don't yell at me:-) I swear I'm trying hard to come up with fall cards! But this one is just too cute!
Stamps: More merry messages
Paper: Very vanilla, cherry cobbler, festival of prints DSP stack
Ink: Cherry cobbler, island indigo
Accessories: Houndstooth embossing folder, merry mini punch pack
I had originally planned to use the Christmas tree punch on this card but once I got to making it I realized it wouldn't work for the trees to be upright so stars it was....which also made me change my DSP. I was going to use the snow festival with the trees but it didn't feel right with the stars! I wanted to use those teeny punches to make some of the DSP show through and it worked beautifully! I think it adds a little more interest than just slapping some punched out pieces on there!
And a little tip on lining the punches up....I just used a ruler and drew a line on the back side of the cardstock. Then it was super easy to make sure the punches were straight.
I debated wether to use the retired starburst embossing folder but in the end I went for a current folder. I kind of wish I had used the starburst to go along with the star theme. And I sponged around both the outside of the card and the embossed panel to make it a little richer. And that's another one of my tips...I rarely emboss a whole card front. I usually cut a panel to 4" x 5.25" and emboss that and attach it to my card front. I think it looks more finished and you can't see the embossing when you open the card!
I hope the stamping streak continues over the weekend!