Christmas Card Story
The Christmas Card Story does not have a happy ending as my Mom and Dad were to receive this card.
I finally purchased the Star of Light stamp set and the matching Starlight Thinlit Dies. I knew my parents would appreciate the card created with these tools. As I needed some inspiration, I cased the card from the Annual Catalogue. This is a norm when using a stamp set for the first time.
However, the card didn’t make to my parents. I know I wrote on it, put it in an envelope. When I went to give the card to my parents, it wasn’t where it needed to be, under the tree. Over several days, I was constantly on the lookout for the card. I checked the tree, the floor, under the sofa, the wrapping paper and yes, even the garbage. But nowhere to be found.
However, there is a happy ending to this story. As I was writing this blog post, I looked up products in the Annual Catalogue. And guess what turned up…the Christmas card. I was thrilled to have found it and although it is now New Year’s Eve, I am sure they will be delighted with the card.
THe moral of this Christmas Card Story, is to, clean up your desk. It’s much easier to find things.
Stamps: Star of Light.
Ink/Marker: Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, VersaMark.
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise.
Accessories: Big Shot, Starlight Thinlits, Whisper White Emboss Powder, Sponge Daubers, Glitter Enamel Dots.
- Ink the swirl stamp with VersaMark and stamp in center of card. Emboss with White Emboss Powder and set with heat tool.
- Use a sponge dauber and the Tempting Turquoise ink to sponge the background. Don’t worry about the embossing as it will resist the ink. Start in the middle of the card and sponge up, down and to each side.
- Use a sponge dauber and the Night of Navy ink and sponge the 4 corners of the card panel. Make sure to blend with the Tempting Turquoise ink. Start the sponging off the card and use a circular motion. Make the sponging darker on the edges and then fade as you reach the Tempting Turquoise ink. You can overlap the 2 colors a bit.
- Wipe the ink off the embossing with a clean cloth.
- Stamp the 3 little stars with Night of Navy ink.