Monday, November 9, 2009

Merry Tuesday!

Hi Everyone!
Time sure flies when you've got company! I was blessed to have my Mom and Dad come and stay with me for the month of October. I truly enjoyed the visit seeing as we live so far apart now and usually only see each other once a year. So instead of stamping (bad me) I hung out with them - quality time.
Now that they are gone (sad me), I've popped back into my stampin' space and tried my hand at an easel card. You can find the tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers HERE. I really like the fact that the card folds down and fits into a standard A2 envelope. For this card I used Kraft, Soft Suede, Real Red and Whisper White card stock. I stamped Dasher using Soft Suede ink. The greeting was also stamped using Soft Suede and is from the Christmas Greetings stamp set. The sentiment is from the same set and I used the Real Red ink for that. I stamped the sentiment onto the Whisper White card stock and then I punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch and then sponged the edges with the Real Red ink for definition. The little snow flakes on the bottom of the card are from the Delightful Decorations stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and are stamped in Soft Suede. I really like the Soft Suede / Kraft color combo. The strip of designer series paper is from Christmas Cocoa Specialty papers, and I add a little extra detail to the front by simple paper piercing the edges using my piercing tool and the mat pack template. I have to say I like how this one turned out. It's really not that difficult a card to make, and it looks so nice the way it stands up. I hope you give it a try!
So that's my card for tonight. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Until then,
Happy Stampin'


Happycrafter said...

Beautiful card! And thank you for the link to the instructions, I feel inspired to try this out myself now.

Shari Winterstein said...

I love this card. My stamping buddy is ordering this stamp and I'm going to adopt it! :) I just signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for blessing my day. :)