Hope you are all having a great weekend whereever you may be. Mine has been good so far - I made it into my stampin' space today! Yeah! Twice in about a week now, go me!
Anyway. Do you, or have you ever had a moment when you pull out items that you just had to buy, yet haven't used then in forever, only to get inspired by them again? Well that was me today. I honestly cannot remember the last time I heat embossed anything. Sad I know, but true. That and the beautiful Square Fire Rhinestone Brads that have been sitting with my other embellishments patiently awaiting their turn on one of my creations. So I started off trying to figure out how to use my Patterned Pines stamp set and some of my paper scraps. I have always loved our Certainly Celery color and decided to start there. Since I only had a small piece of it, the Whisper White cardbase was an easy selection. Now I don't know how many of you out there own our Color Coach wheel, but if you don't, you should. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple so I turned to the Color Coach to help choose what other colors would co-ordinate with the Certainly Celery. You simply select your color and then dial the wheel to that color and it gives you co-ordinating color choices and complementary color choices! Awesome! So I chose to go with Old Olive, another of my favs. I began by inking the snowflake from the Patterned Pines set in the Old olive ink and then stamping the image randomly over the front of the Whisper White card front. Next I used the same ink to stamp the 3 pine tree images onto the Certainly Celery card stock. As I stood looking at the image I knew I wanted to add some WOW but in a small dose. The Patterned Pines set also has a small single star image in the set so I chose to use that. And that's when I reached for my gold embossing powder. I started with the little gold star above the middle tree, then I decided that the greeting should be embossed in gold as well. I chose the Christmas Greetings stamp set. I like this set as it has your greeting and sentiment all in one. So I embossed the Merry Christmas under the trees. As I looked at it, I knew I wanted just a little something more. Gold brads? Nope, don't have any. Hmmmm. And then I spotted them! The square fire rhinestone brads! Why hadn't I thought of those before! Because I hadn't used them in forever. They were the perfect extra I was looking for. So they went into each corner and I attached the focal point to the card front and ther it is. Love it. For the inside I kept it simple. I used the sentiment from the Christmas Greetings stamp set and stamped it using the Old Olive ink. Next I used the little "swag" stamp from the Patterned Pines set for the corners. I took my Stampin' Write Markers in Certainly Celery and Real Red and colored directly onto the stamp and then stamped it onto the card. Done!
So that's my card for today! Quick and easy with some rediscovered favorite elements. I'd love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by!