Well today is off to a better start than yesterday. Although Alicia seems to have a cold (yes, after only 2.5 days at school *sigh) Rebecca hasn't called to say she's throwing up so ya - better start than yesterday!
I just got back from Costco doing me "pre Open House shop". Figured I needed a 10 minute break before starting the hell that is putting it all away! Ugh.
I couldn't WAIT to post this card! I LOVE it! Check it out!
I was darned determined to use the "ho ho ho" sentiment from the "Greetings From Santa" set.
LOVE! Let me show you how I positioned the stamping …
First I stamped it on the top … then on the bottom ...
… then in the middle. I just eye-balled it, trying to line up the third "Ho" - pretty much nailed it!
While I thought that looked pretty fab I decided to take it a step further. Embossing is my new re-found-favorite lately so I got out the new copper embossing powder, my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig and I stamped over two of the sentiments with Versamark. PERFECT placement. You canNOT do that without a stamp-a-ma-jig. Seriously!
I knew I just HAD to use a layer of the new copper sheets … doesn't this look great?? ...
Now - any frugal stamper will gasp just a little at using mat of copper paper. That stuff is kinda pricey … so time to save some money! Since only 1/4" of the copper mat actually SHOWS there is NO point having it there … so lets cut a frame out! I simply used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut a 1/2" frame ...
So - Whisper white base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Copper foil frame - 5 1/4" x 4"
Smoky Slate mat - 5" x 3 3/4"
White layer - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Right. My yoghurt will go bad if I don't get it in the fridge so I'm off. Pop in again soon … and have a stampy day!