Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Holidays


Well, the reality that Christmas is fast-approaching is ever so clear. I think that every card I've made lately is a Christmas card. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with that...but I can't believe it is coming! I used the Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic clear stamp set for this card. I rarely use acrylic stamps, so I was surprised at the funny stamped images I was getting at first...they were really splotchy and weird! I used a sanding block to gently sand the stamps, and then they stamped crisply and beautifully!! I used Night of Navy Cardstock for the base, stamped Night of Navy ink onto Waste Not Paper Recycled White cardstock (love this stuff!), and stamped the flourish underneath the snowflakes in VersaMark. I embossed with Hologram Highlights. The "happy holidays" sentiment was stamped in white ink. Pop up dots were used to lift the snowflakes up a little! (By the way, Pop it! Shapes are now in the Limelight!!) Silver rhinestones were added to the snowflakes for a little something extra.

So...I was making dinner on Saturday night...November 8....NOVEMBER 8...... and I walked into the living room after a while, where my husband was entertaining the kids. And what did I see? THIS:

And this....

On November 8....

7 comments:

Heavenly Blessed said...

that is funny....

JenMarie said...

Beautiful card!
Yikes, Nov 8th!! LOL!
Well, at least you'll have time to enjoy the hard work of getting it all set up!

Brandi Parshley said...

Yikes! Put that tree back in the box! LOL! The card is just gorgeous! I love the hologram highlights embossing powder.

Jennifer Love said...

Gorgeous card! I always have issues with clear stamps...so I've just started using chalk ink or craft ink rather than regular ink...it was so frustrating!

And the tree up on November 8th? OH MY WORD! LOL! My husband would have a cow if I drug out the Christmas stuff this early. hehe

Ashley said...

Those are the best pictures EVER! My hubby says we can't decorate until after Thanksgiving and I'm totally bummed.

Ryann said...

I would love to start decorating now! My hubby would have a fit I think. Love the pic of your little man playing in the box. That's just too funny!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great photos! How fun.