If you've already visited the Stamping 411 blog, then you've already heard the news. The operators of the Stamping 411 have decided to take an extended leave of absence. The Stamping 411 has been a papercrafting resource for over three years now. It's been a wonderful journey, but honestly, we just need a break. Whether we've been experiencing lifechanging circumstances or we are just being pulled in other directions, it just seemed right rather than letting the blog suffer. We hope you'll understand!!!!
So, here's my last Stamping 411 project before our extended break......
I used this card for my Christmas Card Bonanza class. The ladies loved it because it was simple to make yet so elegant to look at!!!!
It all starts with the Always Artichoke base card.
Layer #2 is Crumb Cake. I ran this layer through the Big Shot using the Delicate Designs embossing folders. Although this embossing folder was designed to coordinate with the Large Scallop Edgelits, I think it works beautifully all by itself. A length of Crumb Cake Seam Binding over the top transitions the embossing into the card perfectly.
Layer #3 is a 1/2" x 5" strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I used my 1" square punch to create the banner edge. Banners are still hot, hot, hot!!!!
My focal layer starts with the stamp. It's from the Christmas Lodge stamp set. It was a favorite of mine from last year's Holiday Mini, and I am thrilled that it's been carried over to this year's big catty. I inked up the image with Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped it onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I used one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut the image out. After sponging the edges with Crumb Cake ink, I added some red rhinestones. What? You didn't know that Stampin' Up! carried color rhinestones? Well, technically, they don't. But, you can make ANY color rhinestone you want by coloring it with a permanent marker (i.e. Sharpie). See, you learn something new every day!!!!
Well, my friends, it's time to get this weekend started. I've been in bed most of the week sick with strep throat. I am SO ready to get out of the house!!!! I wish all of you a wonderful weekend!!! Have fun and be safe!!!