Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Christmas Card(s) Week 4

Not sure yet what I will be making for dinner tonight, might need to check out some warm temptations on's a nasty day here in Virginia~ gloomy,wet and cold!
Yesterday I actually had to turn on the heat :(

I am still in denial that the cooler temps are here to stay...still in denial that the sun sets earlier and that the holidays will be upon us before we know it! Ahhhhhh!

It was the perfect day to stay indoors and stamp, so today I have for my 'Monday Christmas Card'...three cards to share with you. All are made with my latest and greatest favorite stamp set (have you noticed that I say that alot?). It's called Winter Memories and I LOVE it!! It is shown on Pg. 19 in the Holiday Catalog and screams 'vintage' so when I sat down to play...I could not just stop with one card!
Another element that I used throughout was the Festival of Prints DSP (126904) shown on Pg. 20 in the Holiday Catalog. This paper pack is a total of (48) 6"x6" double sided sheets and makes for quick projects~ use them for a photo mat, punches, card fronts and more!! All 48 sheets for only $6.95!

Here is the first one I made:

I applied the DSP to the Very Vanilla CS then ran it through the Big Shot, then I took the sponge dauber and Frost White Shimmer paint and lightly brushed the ink on the raised snowflake. There was enough going on with the card that I kept the image blank. The image was stamped with the Early Espresso ink, then embossed with the Vanilla scented embossing powder. When the card was all assembled I 'spritzed' it...with the same Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.  Very 'Norman Rockwell'...huh?

Stamp Set: Winter Memories (127937 C), Tiny Tags (118592 C)
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red and Festival of Prints DSP (126904)
Ink: Early Espresso
Access: linen thread (104199), Riding Hood Red 3/8" taffeta ribbon (122988), Vintage Faceted buttons (127555), vintage trinkets (118764), jewelry tag punch (117190), Champagne glass glitter (120997), Frost White Shimmer paint (116854), sponge daubers (102892), Big Shot (113439), Northern Flurry embossing folder (120902), heat tool (129053), Vanilla scented embossing powder (125590), 2-way glue pen (100425), dimensionals (104430), sticky strip (104294)

Here is the second:

The iceskates are perfect in this set, reminds me of the 'olden days'. We could skate as kids in front of my grandparents house when the pond froze...and only come in when you couldn't feel your toes. It has been a long time since I have put on a pair of skates...maybe one day~

For this card, I ran a layered piece of Crumb Cake CS that was embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (116824) and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. The skates were stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS and over that the 'Warm Winter Wishes' was stamped on Vellum CS with Lucky Limeade ink and embossed with the Vanilla scented embossing powder. Added some ribbon and brads and for this one I sprayed the card with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Voila~

Stamp Set: Winter Memories (127937 C)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Vellum CS and Festival of Prints DSP (126904)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Access: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" seam binding ribbon (120992), stamping sponges (101610), vintage trinkets (118764), Big Shot (113439), Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (116824), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772), heat tool (129053), Vanilla scented embossing powder (125590)

Here is the third:

This one is pretty self-explanatory: the Soft Suede CS was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder (127821). For the image I embossed with Versamark and Pewter embossing powder and colored it in with blender pens and the ink pads.When this card was assembled I sprayed it with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.


Stamp Set: Winter Memories (127937 C), More Merry Messages (126402 C)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Festival of Prints DSP (126904)
Ink: Versamark, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Access: Big Shot (113439), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821), Pewter embossing powder (124114), heat tool (129053), linen thread (104199), Vintage Faceted button (127555), Soft Suede 3/8" taffeta ribbon (122967), crochet trim (118481), sticky strip (104294), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806)

Let me know if you have any questions, or leave me a comment to really make my day!!
Stampin' hugs,

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