Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

Ohhh it is begining to look a lot like Christmas - yeah!  Christmas is not that far away my friends.  Are you ready?  I am not at all.  I feel like I have so much to do still.  One of those many things to do is my Christmas cards.  I am not even going to count them this year I am just going to do them.  hahaha perhaps that will releave some of the stress not knowing exactly how many I need to make and send out.  Here is a card I made today featuring the Northern Hearts stamp set.  You will find this stamp set in the Holiday Mini catalogue as a hostess level 1 stamp set.  Isn't it cute!  I am not sure if you can pick it out from the picture but the wreath has a little shimmer to it.  I put a couple of drops of Certainly Celery classic re-inker in the top of a brad container and add some drops of Champagne Shimmer Paint on top.  I mixed it around with the end of a paint brush and then took a sponge dauber to apply the shimmer paint re-inker mixture to the stamp set and then stamped the wreath image on Whisper White card stock.  Voila a shimmery Christmas wreath.  I added the red berries with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker after the wreath had dried.  One thing I love about Christmas cards is adding sparkles to the cards.  I usually always have some sort of sparkle on them.  The cards are almost always embossed too.  hehehe  It is funny how I associate different things for different occasions.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Northern Hearts (Hostess Level 1), Bright Christmas
Paper: Poppy Parade card stock, Old Olive card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Classic Re-Inker, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

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Happy Stamping!

Michelle B.
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