Guys! I’ve finally made, not one, but two cards in my apartment! It only took over a month…but hey, I still don’t have a craft desk, so two cards so far is pretty good!
I don’t usually impulse buy (you guys know I’m a cheap crafter ;)), but when I saw the samples for the October My Monthly Hero, I just ran with it. I also slipped in Sledding Stamp & Cut and Peace, Love & Joy. The Peace, Love & Joy is special to me because I designed it! Definitely one of my favorite stamp sets I’ve designed so far, and I was so excited to play with it. These cards probably took me about an hour to make, possibly because I had the sentiment placement already designed since I made the stamp set. 😉
Traditional Christmas Colors
I arranged the large sentiments on my MISTI and stamped them in VersaMark on Bristol cardstock. Then I heat embossed in gold glitter powder, because sparkle is the way to go when you have clean and simple cards. Actually, sparkle is the way to go with any and all cards…
I adhered the entire thing on a kraft card base.
Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
I had so much fun with the traditional colors that I decided to try the branches in blue!
The sentiment was again in White, on blue cardstock, and some blue gems topped this one.
Which colorway do you like best? I can’t say I have a preference, but I do know I want to try digging out my copper embossing powder and trying that out with some pink and red pines.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink kraft cardstock, Bristol cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Peace, Love & Joy
Ink: Hero Arts Pine, Moss and Forever Green; VersaMark
Other: Hero Arts gold glitter and White embossing powder; red gems
Tools: heat gun
Tools: heat gun