Here is a simple Christmas card fashioned after the simple sympathy card I posted Thursday. Again, I used textured white cardstock. The branch is embossed in silver. I considered using foam tape to mount the focal point image but then, thought again. With no bumps or lumps, it is a very USPS friend card. It was also very fast, very easy, and I love it.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured cardstock; Holiday Red cardstock; Holiday Red and VersaMark ink pads; Silver embossing powder; Embossing heat tool.
“Tag are Fun!” is the theme for Stamp Simply #164 on the No Time to Stamp? blog. The inspiration for my tag was derived from the plaid giftwrap I bought (in bulk) at Hallmark earlier today. Now, I’m going to have to make a
few lot more! I colored the elf with markers with the exception of the Ponderosa Pine, which would have appeared too dark. For the green, I used a blending pen, and it came out just right.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cranberry, and Ponderosa Pine cardstock; Hallmark giftwrap; Black, Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, and Tim Holtz Antique Lace Distressing Ink ink pads; Holiday Red, Baby Pink, and Tombow Flesh #580 markers; Dove blending pen; Merry Pursuits stamp set; To/From stamp (retired CTMH); Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Sponge dauber.
A Slice of Life: I spent most of the day with Mom. We went out for burgers at the American Legion and then hit the stores downtown before finishing off the day at Wal-Mart. Oh, and we went to a craft show, too. It was a good day. I bought a winter jacket – a very classic black wool pea jacket that “looks like me” and a black/gray animal print sweater that is a bit on the wild side and does not necessary look like me but is fun anyway. I picked up a couple of things at the craft show, too – a lovely glass bead necklace made by a friend of Miranda’s and a very cool cheese tray, which was made from a flattened wine bottle.
Before leaving work yesterday, I learned I should be starting my new job around the first of the year. While I was kind of hoping it would be a month sooner, it will be OK. The New Year will be a good time to start something new – a fresh beginning.
Tomorrow, it is going to be church in the morning and chores in the afternoon. I am hoping for some time to play, too. How about you? What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you are enjoying yourself. That is what weekends are all about.With my hunter away, I am off to claim his recliner, his remote, and the “good” TV – for a change. I might as well take advantage of the opportunity. LOL. Take care, my friends, and thanks for stopping by…