Here is another simple Christmas card made with Close To My Heart’s Snow Days stamp set and Mistletoe paper packet. The image was stamped with New England Ivy ink. I used a blending pen to do some shading with same color ink, colored the bow on the door wreath with a marker, and then speckled it and the piece the sentiment is on to emulate the fine speckling on the striped paper. I sponged the edges of my pieces with more Antique Linen Distressing Ink.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and New England Ivy cardstock; Mistletoe Level 2 paper packet; New England Ivy and Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing Ink stamp pads; Cranberry marker; Dove blending pen; Say it in Style and Snow Days stamp sets; Speckled Background stamp (retired); New England Ivy and Cranberry brads; Sponge distressing tool.
A Slice of Life: I must be in a holiday stupor this evening. Seldom am I at a loss for words. Another day at work – engaging (a synonym for “busy,” a word I have overused recently). Tired, which is a Thursday thing – I think. Glad tomorrow is Friday – always!
How about you? Are you ready for Christmas? I hope you are enjoying the days leading up to it. After all, that’s what it is all about. For me, the holidays bring more anticipation than usual, which might account for feeling a bit dazed. First, there is the baby. A precious gift that/who will appear in her own time. And a new job shortly after the first of the year with hours that should afford me a different – and I am 99 percent certain, better – lifestyle. Soon.
No, I am washing a couple loads of clothes and best go tend to them. I hope your day was wonderful! Thanks for stopping by, friends.