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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Holiday Swap....Almost!

Oh!  My goodness....where has the time gone?!  It seems like just a short time ago I made my last post.....but it was a few weeks ago!  Thank you so much for your patience.  I HAVE been stamping....I just haven't had time to post! an effort to remedy that, here's my first of a few posts.....

This card was actually a sample I made up for a recent swap.  It wasn't my final sample, but I still kinda like it.  Non-traditional colors....I love the unexpected, don't you?  This wonderful set, The Sounding Joy, is available now from the Holiday Mini.  It's just so pretty!....and to me, it speaks of what Christmas really is about. 

So, the background words, which are really the real words to "Joy to the World," were stamped in Baja Breeze onto a circle of Whisper White....the circle was created with the Big Shot and the Clear Circle die.  As you can see, it was then stamped over top with the greeting, also from the same set, and embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder....that stuff is just so pretty!  And can you see the Large Snowflake peaking out?  Also created with the Big Shot.  This was all highlighted with those awesome Basic Rhinestones (can you tell that I just love them?!!).  And the impressed background was made using the fabulous new Snow Burst Embossing Folder.   It's kind of like the Square Lattice EF in a way....the cardstock takes on this wonderfully supple feel after a spin through the Big Shot; it truly changes the texture of the cardstock.  But as you can plainly see, only a portion of the Baja Breeze layer was impressed.

This was all set off with my favorite ribbon....White Taffeta and a touch of the Cherry Cobbler & White Baker's Twine and topped with another Basic Rhinestone.  This card is large part because of that beautiful set, but, it just didn't "send me!"  So, after creating this, I was back to the drawing board!  Please come back tomorrow and see my next pre-swap sample.

Stamps:  The Sounding Joy
Inks:  Baja Breeze, Versamark
CS:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Big Shot:  Clear Circle Die, Snowflake Die, Snow Burst EF
Misc:  White Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones

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1 comment:

Rose said...

Beautiful, love that flowing script in the red. Nice details.


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