Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Festival of Trees, Stampin'Up!

Wednesday is here, and that means it's time for another Classic Card.  Are you ready?

I'm so happy with the way this card turned out!  Did you ever have a card idea in mind, only to have it end up looking kind of dull and boring?  Or worse than dull--- downright ugly?  I'm sure that happens to all card-makers at times.  Sometimes we can fall into a funk, where we just lose our creative spark, our "mojo," or whatever you'd like to call it.  The best thing you can do in that situation is stop and change gears.  Go for a walk, call a friend, do a load of laundry, and allow your creative brain time to re-charge.  Then when you return to your stamping space, pull out a different stamp set, some designer paper, and some stamp pads to inspire yourself to go in a different direction.  

Well, that's probably enough chatter about the creative process.  Let's get to the card, OK?  

This was one of the cards we made at Coffee and Cards on November 11th.  The folded base of the card is Soft Sky, with a panel of Whisper White layered over it.  I used the very popular Softly Falling embossing folder (p.24 of the holiday catalog, #139672, $8.50) to emboss the white panel after I stamped "Merry Wishes" in Mossy Meadow ink.  The sentiment is from the OWhat Fun stamp set (p. 5 of the holiday catalog, #140386, $21.00).
This set has tons of great holiday sayings.  
The trees from the Festival of Trees set (p. 71 of the annual catalog, #135059, $16.00) were stamped in Mossy Meadow after the Whisper White circle was sponged with Soft Sky ink. I used the  Tree Punch (p. 167, #135859, $18.00) to punch out a tree, then topped it with a little gold star, punched from Gold Glimmer Paper with the tiny star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, (p. 166, #133787, $17.00)  Some of the pretty gold 1/8 inch ribbon (p. 159, #134583, $5.00) repeats the gold of the star.  
Do you like this card as much as I do?   Please let me know what you think.  And of course if you'd like to order any of the supplies I listed so you can make a card like this, please email me at  I'd love to place an order for you!
Have a great Wednesday, stampers!

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