Have you missed me?? Once again I have WANTED to post over the last 7 days but there simply aren't enough hours in the day ... I was fighting fires all week and simply didn't get a chance to post. On the bright side, I'm determined to get 6 or 7 posts done in the next 24 hours and schedule them to pop up every morning so you have a reason to come back and see what I managed to come up with last week. The countdown is on until I head off to Las Vegas and that means I WILL get everything on my to-do-list done before Thursday morning. Nothing like time pressure to get my butt in hear - heck, this morning I finally managed to send in Albert Blue Cross claim forms that I *planned* to submit back in August ... AUGUST! Yep - nothing like taking 4 days off to make you accomplish 4 months of work *lol*.
So! First up ... this is a card I came up with for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack that ran yesterday (it was touch-and-go as to whether or not it would go ahead thanks to the 20 cm of snow we got Saturday ... but you can't stop a stamper!! My brave ladies made the trek and we had a great time!)
Here is my card:
I loved this card ... and the PLAN was to case it ... but in usual Tamara form once I got it home and tried it myself it morphed into the card I ultimately came up with. So let's see ... exactly what is the same about it?? ... the circle ... that's about it *lol* Truth be told I probably WOULD have cased it exactly but I'm hoarding my DSP from the Season of Style paper stack for my Christmas Shoe class that is coming up ... and I only had 3 sheets of Crumb Cake card stock left so it HAD to morph!
For my card I started with a Whisper White base. I then used a Cherry Cobbler layer of 4" x 5 1/4". Another layer of white - 3 3/4" x 5" and then a layer of the Naturals Ivory card stock (page 156 - $9.25 for 40 sheets) I really like the sand-like color of this card stock! For the stamps I used the manger scene from the Best of Christmas set (item #132152 - $17.95) and More Merry Messages (item 126402 - $30.95 clear; item #126400 - $40.95 wood) Both images are stamped in Soft Suede ink. The Natural Ivory layer was run through the Big Shot with the heart embossing folder from Adorning Accents (item 125601 - $10.95 for 3 folders). Now - for the manger piece. I decided to save a tree and save some card stock (that and I was losing the will to live by 9:00 pm Saturday night and really didn't want to cut more layers for the punched out image ...) SO Here is what I did: I took the Whisper White 3 3/4" x 5" layer of paper and stamped the image right in the middle of it: