Mike & I have been trying to simplify our lifestyle for years. This includes getting rid of a lot of stuff we don't need (that's hard; most of our "stuff" we really do need. Or at least we do the day after we get rid of it!), weeding out unimportant activities and spending less money. I love that part, because I can justify my stamping addiction. I mean, a simple dorky card at the store costs $3.00, so I'm saving a huge amount of money by creating my own.
I've noticed that most stampers are simplifying their projects. I'm seeing less layers, less embellishments, but still clean, lovely cards.
I got my "Tags til Christmas" bundle today, and…what fun! You don't have to use the tags for tags, of course, and each stamp corresponds to a punch – so you don't have to cut anything out!
I was putting lotion on before I went to bed last night (what is it about getting older? Is it the weather or is it my skin?), and I happened to take special note of the container. It was Whisper White and Pacific Point – with a little bit of So Saffron thrown in. I wanted to use that color scheme today, and it's a little funky for Christmas, but here ya go –
I put tape over the to:from: on the stamp, inked in Pacific Point, then took off the tape (very important) and stamped on Whisper White card stock. The 1-3/4" circle punch punches it right out – and I layered it to a 2-3/8" scallop.
My dear, sweet mom bought me Tiny Tags this month, so that's where the little "merry" came from. I started to stamp it in So Saffron, but, well, I grew up with brothers, and seeing something stamped in yellow on a snowy background….you get the idea. (Boys are weird.) So I used markers and inked "merry" in Pacific Point and the little underlining dots in So Saffron.
I had fun with the scallops – I dotted Moonlight smooch paint on each one. And the snowflake was die cut with the Northern Flurry decorative strip, and dunked in Versamark. I added Heat & Stick powder, heated, then glittered. I think this is a little softer and more elegant than the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
Here are all the supplies –
Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas, Tiny Tags
Ink: Pacific Point classic; Pacific Point, So Saffron stampin' write markers
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Pacific Point card stock
Other: Northern Flurry decorative strip, Northern Frost embossing folder, Big Shot, Marina Mist grosgrain, stampin' dimensionals, glimmer brads – subtles, heat & stick poweder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Moonlight smooch paint, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch
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