Nothing makes me happier than to coax a stamp set into doing something it wasn't intended to do, so I was delighted when I dreamed up a Christmas card using the Happy Day set! Come and see:
All the stamped images on this card are from Happy Day except the word Christmas (which is from the useful Delightful Dozen sentiment set.) If you are one of the many people who have told me they prefer to say 'Happy Christmas' rather than 'Merry Christmas', this sentiment was constructed for you!
I'm making a lot of cards at the moment that rely on embellishment for effect - a tiny punched heart, some rhinestones and a double row of piercing in this case. Just remember - less is more! And have you seen the inked edges of my panel? That's so easy with the new-style ink pads - you literally just touch the pad with the edge of the card stock.
Now, you may be wondering what on earth am I doing making icy-looking Christmas cards in the middle of a heatwave in July? Well, there are lots of challenges designed to help us get ahead with our festive cards such as Merry Monday where 'Anything Goes' is the order of the day (well, month actually!) and Rudolph Day over at the lovely Sarn's blog. Why not have a bit of fun and go for it yourself?!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Day, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic rhinestones, Owl punch (for the heart), Essentials paper piercing templates, stamp-a-majig
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There's been nothing wintery going on around here! I've lost my older two children (it's ok, not literally - they've just gone away with friends) so my youngest son, using his orphaned wombat impression, got me to 'play making sundaes'.
Here's our favourite confection, the Super-duper Nutty Whipple-umptious Banana and Chocolate Surprise (named by my son in a moment of inspiration that would have put Mr Willy Wonka himself to shame!) Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to change into something with an elasticated waist!
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon,