Good morning all!! Oh, yesterday was a fabulous day!! I got to stamp, made homemade lasagna, and laid around watching movies with my man!!! I wish I had more days like that, I tell ya!!! So, I am teaching three classes this month centered around a Santa in September theme to assist all of us in getting our Christmas cards done without waiting until the last minute!! So, I have been madly stamping away because I don't repeat cards - and I do five for each class!! Well, while I had my Christmas stamps out, I decided to make a card using Beate's sketch challenge this week - I don't often have time but love to play when I can!! I enjoyed this sketch and think I will be pulling it out again to use!!! I played with some of my new stamps from the holiday mini - I just love this catty, it's full of fabulous things!! This set is called Delightful Decorations and it is just fun!! What makes this set so awesome is that we also have a punch to go with it - yep, I punched out my image with my ornament punch! It's such a great punch and set because you can use this to make holiday tags too. For this card, I stamped my image in versamark, then added heat and stick powder and voila! instant shine! I then broke out my chalks and, using my Always Artichoke, lightly chalked the image. I love how it turned out- it's really shiny and pretty IRL!! I popped it up on dimensionals and added some twine to the top. The little stamps are from the same set and I love how much they add to a card!! And, the paper - ACK!! It's gorgeous and shimmery and it is also available in the holiday mini! It's called Christmas Cocoa and it's flocked and metallic and totally YUMMY!!! Can you tell I like it? *wink* So, I had a lot of fun making this card - I always love to play with new product!! Now, I am off to do some blog hopping and then shopping, because I have today off too, WHOOHOOO!!!! Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and appreciate each and every one of them!
Card Recipe: (all supplies are SU!)
Paper - Kraft, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Whisper White card stock, Christmas Cocoal Specialty papers
Inks - Always Artichoke classic ink, Versamark, Always Artichoke chalk
Stamps - Delightful Decorations
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, 1 inch and 3/4 inch circle Punches, Ornament punch, circle cutter, Ruby Red brads, Sleigh Bells Ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, twine