Wednesday, December 7, 2011

O Christmas Tree

I thought I'd share with you the story of making this card. I walked into my craftroom to size up the possibility of moving it all downstairs to join up with my happy little sewing nook. Shaking my head in the realization that I had way too much stuff to fit where I thought I could squeeze it in, I walked over and glanced down at a small snowman from Whimsie Doodles waiting to be colored. I thought to myself, "go ahead, even though this is NOT what you're supposed to take time to do right now, color him quickly towards having another Christmas card ready." "Okay", says I. So I colored him quickly, cut him with my SB Circle die and then used a scalloped die to cut out a backing in red wool felt. "Perfect, now finish the card." So I pull out my Webster Christmas paper from last year, only those colors are muted and my snowman is in bright colors. I pull out my PTI Christmas Tree die to find a way to somehow bring it all together, find a tree on one of the Webster papers and die cut it with my Christmas tree die. Perfect again, only not for the snowman. I decide on an ornament-sentiment from my new PTI set called "Holiday Lights" and stamp it with Versa Mark and heat-emboss it with my new Stampin'Up Pewter Embossing Powder, which is gorgeous, by-the-way. I like what I've got so I sponge the components of the card with Antique Linen and adhere everything to the card. Then I pull out my Polar White Flower Soft and dust the tree with it and then add Glossy Accents to the ornaments to make them stand out. Wow, I like it. I add little "jewels" to the star-ornaments in the sentiment and voila, I've done another card. I should have been sewing my girls' Christmas dresses but I'm happy to have another card done and really like how it turned out. (I am now actually writing this post while my fabulous sewing machine is embroidering a snowman on the front of one of the girls' pinafores. Ya gotta love sewing when you're not even touching the machine. Actually I love sewing in any mode, but what fun that it sews on it's own.) Thanks for stopping by and reading about my side-tracked creation.