I may not have started my Christmas shopping but I have been busy creating all sorts of Christmas goodies! Today I have one card to share. I have been having all sorts of comments on my use of patterned paper and such. I love patterned paper! I often take my inspiration for colors from the paper! I am always on the hunt for great paper! Sometimes I buy stacks but lately I have been buying more single paper. One of the difficulties on using PP with stamping is matching the images and such. I tend to favor PP in smaller prints, stripes (oh how I love stripes) and dot patterns! I also like to create my own PP with stamping and such but I feel that I need more stamps to do that! (but really do we ever feel as if we have enough?) I also try not to hoard my PP it goes out of style or I fall out of love with it so I like ot try to use it as soon as I can. And I often make more than one card from a single piece of paper. Sometimes I focus on one or two PP's and color scheme and make several different cards with that one. It's quite time saving! Anyways onto today's card! I used PP from Basic Grey's Eskimo kisses line getting my color inspiration from that. I stamped the tree from a HA set but my favorite part of this card is the button! It's a clear HA button that I embossed a HA snowflake onto! I saw this technique done by Kristina Werner I think for HA a while ago. I always remembered it and when I finally got some clear buttons I was able to do it!
A close up of the button. I used tweezers to hold the whole button when I stamped the button onto the stamp. In KW's video she shows holding the button with the holes but my tweezers wouldn't do that! It took a few button tries to figure it out and get it well but you can scrape off with your finger the embossing and try again.
Products used: Bazill cardstock, Michael's ribbon, stickles, colorbox moss green and silver pigment ink, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses PP, Ha stamps: tree CL113, words and snowflake: CL343,star: CL354, SU scalloped border punch.I also wanted to share one of my daughter's first drawings. Her name is Ariel, and it's quite fitting that her first drawing is of a mermaid of course! She has always been into coloring and crafting but just last week started to draw people, I am quite impressed she just turned 4! Also it's a little funny! I had a good laugh and had to share it! Can you see why I find it so funny?
I also wanted to wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! May you enjoy this special time with the ones you love! And may you have a really really good dinner topped with the perfect pumpkin pie (my favorite!)