Friday, December 3, 2010

PIP Christmas Card

Cuttlebug Snowflake_Dec 2010

As much as I don’t like to do this, I’m asking you to do it again – take my word for it, that is, about this PIP (prettier in person) card. It’s white on white on white – so subtle and yet striking in its crispness. If you could see the sparkle of the snowflake – covered with ultra fine crystal glitter – you would get the full affect.

I used textured cardstock for the richness it adds and a lot of foam mounting tape behind the embossed piece to keep it from caving. The sentiment on the inside of the card, “May All Your Days be Merry and Bright,” was stamped with Holiday Red ink. It’s another keeper/sender, although I might have to make one like this for myself, too. For whatever reason, it makes me feel good to look at it.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured cardstock; Holiday Red ink pad; Mint Motif Very Merry Sentiments stamp set; Red satin ribbon from my stash; Martha Stewart Ultra-Fine Crystal glitter; Cuttlebug w/Snowflakes embossing folder, Snowflake die/folder Combo, and Nestabilities Classic Circles set; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: For no particular reason, I am happy tonight. Having put in some extra time earlier in the week, my workday was short and not quite as intense as the other this week. Marv went with his brother to the cabin today to decorate for “Carlson Christmas,” which will be celebrated on the 18th. I think they were going to do some bow hunting, too. With no husband to cook, I called Mom to go out and have a bite. We both had Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. Good food. Good company. You can’t beat that.

I do believe my night owl ways have caught up with me this evening, however, as I am tired. Leave it to me to wait until the weekend to go to bed early. LOL. Oh, but there is always the possibility I will get a second wind. We shall see. For now, I am off to the bathtub and then maybe to my corner for another stamping session before bed. Have a great weekend, everyone, and thanks for stopping by.


Marie said...

Wow, Kathi, both this and your gingerbread snowflake are stunning!

Laurel said...

So pretty!

Sparkle said...

This is just so lovely!

Sheila H said...

Your card is stunning!

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! I totally understand about "PIP" - and I'm thinking I should try to imitate this card so I can oooo and ahhhh at it properly!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your week, and especially your evening. It seems like having your Mom in town has brought you so much joy - not only getting to see her more often but bumping into sisters there as well! Blessings.

Enjoy the weekend, dear friend!

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Leslie said...

Hi Kathi,
I know it has been a long time since I have taken the time to comment. Please know that I do check in once in a while, but don't take the time I should to comment. I love this card. If it were any prettier in person I don't know what it would be like. It is so pretty. I want to attempt it like Sharli says. I have 5 Thanks/Joyful banners to finish this weekend though. Maybe during the week I can attempt it.
If I don't get a chance again, I wish you and yours the very merriest of Christmases.

Carolyn said...

Such a pretty pretty card! I know what you mean PIP.

Jeanne said...

Oooooooh.....ahhhhhhh....gorgeous! LOVE this one, Kathi. I'm gonna have to try one for myself to see if it is indeed PIP! *Ü*

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend, dear friend. And that next week is just as enjoyable and as pleasantly busy as the last one was.

Alanna said...

This is beautiful Kathi. I want to try the white on white look as well.

I hope you've had a great weekend.