Monday, July 16, 2007

Christmas in July!

Well, ladies, in my very humble opinion it's NEVER too early to start thinking about Christmas. :D This is a card we did at my workshops this weekend; the sets we used were FROSTY and GLAD TIDINGS. Colors of card stock are Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White and Basic Black. Using White Craft Ink, we stamped both the swirls and the snowflakes from FROSTY onto the Purely Pomegranate CS, and set aside to dry. Stamp Frosty himself on the Whisper White with Basic Black Classic Ink; color in with assorted markers. We used Rose Red, Taken With Teal, Only Orange (nose), Basic Black, and Bordering Blue (shadowing). Then, using either the 2-Way Glue Pen or Liquid Glue, dot onto his buttons. Push into microbeads; flick back of card stock to knock off excess. Using the Taken With Teal Stampin' Write Marker, color ONLY one phrase of the "Let it snow" stamp from GLAD TIDINGS. Stamp onto Whisper White; punch out with the smaller oval punch. Punch out a larger oval from Basic Black; mat the WW. Using the liquid glue or 2-way again, add microbeads around the mat. Matt the larger image onto Basic Black; mount both to the front of the card. Using the "Happy Holidays" stamp from FROSTY, stamp inside the card with Basic Black.
Wasn't that easy?!?!? :D I tell you WHAT. This post has taken me HOURS to write; Mom and I are making bread and butter pickles with cucumbers from the garden, and now we're trying a new recipe for zucchini marmalade. I hope it's good! :D It's for Christmas gifts. :D
SO! Take some time to stamp today!!!! Remember, Christmas is only 162 days away!!! :D