Saturday, November 15, 2008

Finally stamped some stuff

The past three months have really taken a toll on my creativity as is evidenced by my lack of posts of cards. There have been three major life events: a death, a marriage and a birth. Any one of these events by itself will put the mind into a place of protection, all three of them in such a short space of time play absolute havoc with the ability of be creative. Now that our granddaughter has arrived safe and sound, I'm hoping that my desire to play will resurface, and soon with Christmas just around the corner. I have finally made two cards with a Christmas theme and, one day next week, I'm going to stay in my 'jammies' all day and just play with my stamps. In the meantime, here are my newest cards.

The first card uses the limited edition of the Stamp Shack's Santa for 2008. For the past three years, Sherry has commissioned an artist to create a Santa and they were sold through the Shack website. This may be the last year as sales were a little lower than past years. Anyway, I love my Shack Santa's and look forward to using them over and over again. The base is Bordering Blue and I used my snowflake CB embossing folder for the silver cardstock. The image was stamped with black ink on white cardstock which I had covered in about four shades of blue to create a night sky. After stamping the image, I used my Quickie Glue Pen and Glamour Dust on the moon, stars and rooftops of the houses. I added a bit of pale blue sheer ribbon and attached it at the top of the image. It was quick, easy and could be a contender for my Christmas cards this year.

The second card began with a craft cardstock base. I used the same Snowflake CB embossing folder, but this time I distressed it a little bit. Instead of an image, I decided on a sentiment by Papertrey Ink, which was stamped on the same red c/s and attached to an oval using the Marvy Giga punch. It was also craft c/s. The sheer ribbon I used on this card is actually gold, but it doesn't show up too well in the photo. It looks much nicer IRL. Another quick and easy card to make.

That's it for today, but I did want to post some cards finally.


Beth Norman said...

Lovely cards, Barb.

Lesa said...

Festive! Really love the red card. So elegant. :)